• Trump continues to blame fires on forest mismanagement even while traveling to California

    25 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump again blamed California's wildfires, which have left at least 74 people dead and over 1,000 missing, on forest mismanagement hours before was due to visit the areas ravaged by fires in the past week.
    Trump told reporters before departing the White House Saturday that during his visit to affected areas he and local authorities would be "talking about forest management."
    Brian Rice, president of the California Professional Firefighters, said Trump's tweet last week that blamed California authorities for mismanagement was "ill-informed, ill-timed, and...
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  • Trump to Survey ‘Incredible' Fire Damage in California Following Criticism

    Trump to Survey ‘Incredible' Fire Damage in California Following Criticism

    25 days ago - By Fortune

    President Donald Trump is traveling to California on Saturday to survey damage from the deadly wildfires that have killed 71 people and potentially left more than 1,000 missing, a tragedy he's blamed on mismanagement of the state's forests by its Democratic leaders.
    He's expected to tour the ruins of Paradise, a town all but leveled by the Camp Fire in Northern California. California Governor Jerry Brown said in a tweet that he and Governor-elect Gavin Newsom would join the president and welcomed his visit. In a tweet on Friday night, Trump thanked Brown and said he was looking forward to...
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