He's the most tip top
- Jul 4, 2011
- Reaction score
- Near Seattle
- Political Leaning
At the moment, President Donald Trump is attempting to manage the revelation that he intentionally downplayed the COVID-19 pandemic, which has now killed upward of 191,000 Americans. That effort has apparently left little room on his mental plate for the dozens of fires currently ravaging California, Oregon, and Washington.At a Thursday press conference, Trump neglected to address the fires, nor was he asked to by the White House press corps. While the president signed a disaster declaration for California back in August, he has yet to do so for Oregon, which is in the throes of a catastrophe that could result in “the greatest loss of human lives and property due to wildfire in our state’s history,” according to Governor Kate Brown.
Trump has become notorious for blaming the West’s yearly blazes on states’ poor forest management and threatening to withhold federal funds. At a campaign rally in Pennsylvania in August, Trump said, “They’re starting again in California. I said, you gotta clean your floors, you gotta clean your forests—there are many, many years of leaves and broken trees and they’re like, like, so flammable, you touch them and it goes up.” According to CNN, it’s the last time he addressed the fires. The last time he dispatched a tweet about wildfires was on August 6.
Trump Silent on Western Wildfires as Historic Disaster Continues
Crickets. Such leadership.