Donald Trump attempted another do-over as wildfires continue to rage in California. Two days after getting torched for trashing forest management as deadly wildfires crisscrossed the state, Trump again took a stab at a presidential note on the devastation:
“The California Fire Fighters, FEMA and First Responders are amazing and very brave. Thank you and God Bless you all!”
On Saturday, Trump tweeted threateningly from Paris, “There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!”
About 14 hours later, someone appeared to have convinced him to strike a more compassionate note, and he tweeted on the topic again – this time writing: “Our hearts are with those fighting the fires, the 52,000 who have evacuated, and the families of the 11 who have died. The destruction is catastrophic. God Bless them all,” and urging locals to “Please listen to evacuation orders from State and local officials!”
Next morning, however, he was back to scolding Californians to “get smart!” and stop “the devastation constantly going on in California which he blamed on lack of “proper Forest Management.”
Trump’s latest California wildfire tweet:
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