Trump Talks About California Fires, Continues To Blame Poor Management Because They Didn’t Rake The “Little Trees, Little Bushes”

The president lets down disaster victims — again.

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Donald Trump has been in the White House for almost two years and has yet to issue even one appropriate response to a disaster or tragedy.

America’s most recent major disaster has left much of California destroyed after fires have raged across the state, destroying hundreds of acres and leaving countless people homeless. Already there have been over 60 deaths counted, with hundreds remaining missing.

Earlier today, the president paid a visit to California (where he once again demonstrated his inability to console victims), but the words he spoke yesterday about the fires were even more disturbing. In an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, Trump demonstrated that he is absolutely insane and refuses to believe the evidence of climate change that is right in front of him. Once again, Trump blamed this environmental crisis on “management” and said that if the land had been managed better, “you wouldn’t have the fires.”

During this psychotic interview, the president also made other statements about firemen “raking trees” near the flames. He stated that if the areas around the trees had been raked out, this wouldn’t have happened. The president said:

Nobody’s ever seen what’s going on over there. Burned beyond recognition, they can’t even see the bodies, it’s incredible.

I was watching the firemen the other day and they were raking areas, they were raking areas where the fire was right over there. And they’re raking trees, little trees like this that are not trees, little bushes that you could see are totally dry. Weeds. And they’re raking them, they’re on fire. That should have been all raked out. You wouldn’t have the fires.”

When Wallace tried to corner the president about climate change being a factor in the fires, the president once again proved that he was unfit to lead:

Maybe it contributes a little bit. The big problem we have is management.

You need forest management, it has to be, I’m not saying that in a negative way…. I’m just saying the facts, and I’ve really learned a lot.”

There are no words for how dense one has to be not to consider climate change at this point. You can watch this ridiculous interview below:

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