President Trump is heading to California to tour the devastation from fires and said he plans to spend a lot…
President Trump is heading to California to tour the devastation from fires and said he plans to spend a lot of time on the ground to meet firemen and the state’s highest elected officials.
“It’s a pity. It seems that many more people are missing than anyone thought was possible. And I want to be with firefighters and FEMA and first respondents.” We will spend a lot of time, “said President Trump to reporters before traveling to California.
The president will also meet with Gov. Jerry Brown and Governor, Gavin Newsom.
In a tweet, Brown, who has feuded with Trump on several issues, the president welcomed his state.
“Tomorrow @GavinNewsom and I will join @POTUS during his visit to the state” tweeted he Friday. “Now is the time to go together for the people of California.”
The furious wildernesses have already claimed at least 74 lives and up to 1
Camp Fire in Butte County, which was killed at reading 71 people, is considered to be the deadliest and most destructive fire in state history.
Searching crews has found eight more remains in the burned walls of northern California because officials there fear more deaths in destructive fires raging at both ends of the state as has already claimed a total of 74 lives, including three lost in southern California.
Trump said he will stay at two of the poorest desolate areas. He applauded the firefighters to be “incredibly brave” because they fought the fires.
The president confirmed his criticism that poor fire management blames the seriousness of the fire, although the assessment has been largely judged and proved to be inadequate.
Last week, Trump tweeted, “With proper forest management, we can stop the devastation ongoing in California.”
“Be smart!” he added.
On Saturday he said he would raise the question again.
“We will talk about forest management. I have said it for a long time, and it could have been a very different situation. But it’s only that everyone now knows that’s what we have to do. It should have been done for many years ago but I think everyone is on the right side. That’s a big question, says Trump.
Although the president claims that there is consensus on the issue of forest management, officials in California – including a top rated fire officer – have criticized. California Professional Firefighter’s President Brian Rice called Trump’s statement on forest management “badly informed, disadvantaged and demeaning against those who suffer as well as men and women in the front.”
Trump has been less willing to acknowledge the role of global warming to contribute to drought and heat conditions that make fire fires more likely in California.
“Maybe it will help.” The big problem is management, “said Trump in an interview with FOX News.