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Trump suggests proper raking might have spared California from its wildfires

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  • Headline: Trump suggests proper draining of the oceans might have spared Florida from sea-level rise.

  • Is this a joke? This is a joke, right? Mr. President, are you suggesting that a wildfire took place because the people of California didn’t go out and rake their forests’ floors? So then is Florida culpable for the destruction wrought by Hurricane Michael because they didn’t level their beaches at night

    Is this a joke? This is a joke, right? Mr. President, are you suggesting that a wildfire took place because the people of California didn’t go out and rake their forests’ floors? So then is Florida culpable for the destruction wrought by Hurricane Michael because they didn’t level their beaches at night? This is nature, acts of God and man alike. It’s not the Californians’ faults. It is simply the climate of their state mixed with a natural disaster.

  • Trump was definitely that person in high school who read the cliff notes versus the full novel. Finland is significantly wetter than California for starters. It still amazes me what strides he takes to avoid what the true focus should be here: climate change, aid and support for this state to combat future fires.

  • While you can write an entire dissertation as to why he doesn’t know what he’s talking about here, saying the “floor” of the forest rather than “ground” sums up his knowledge pretty perfectly

  • Why would we even listen to a guy who doesn’t have a clue?

  • I really was trying to avoid this dude but I can't. This dude said he is so smart. Umm, I JUST CAN'T WITH THIS DUDE.

  • Athough Pres Trump simplifies our problem in California, he is not wrong. Unfortunately, our current, as well as several previous Legislatures, have not placed Forestry Management in priorty position. State has reduced forestry manpower, rerouted state funds to less imperative but more popular social

    Athough Pres Trump simplifies our problem in California, he is not wrong. Unfortunately, our current, as well as several previous Legislatures, have not placed Forestry Management in priorty position. State has reduced forestry manpower, rerouted state funds to less imperative but more popular social programs, leaving the underbrush to wither in our droughts and wildlands uncut. We, the residents, are now suffering the horrific results of this indifference and ignorance.