Donald Trump's visit at Camp Fire Destruction draws support, criticism
Breaking News Home / US / Donald Trump's visit at Camp Fire Destruction draws support, criticism November 18, 2018 US 2 Views CLOSE Trump supporters collide with protesters when the president arrives at Chico California.” data-mycapture-src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2018/11/17/USAT/ff9ff9ec-5dbe-46d4-8456-df21f03a8a99-AP_Trump_California_Wildfires.2.jpg” data-mycapture-sm-src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2018/11/17/USAT/ff9ff9ec-5dbe-46d4-8456-df21f03a8a99-AP_Trump_California_Wildfires.2.jpg?width=500&height=333″/> Arizona Republic President Donald Trump goes with Mayor Jody Jones when he visits a neighborhood affected by the wilderness, Saturday, November 17, 2018, in Paradise, California. 19659005] (Photo: Evan Vucci, AP) Jim Larkin knows that President Donald Trump has shown some compassion for people like him, Camp Fire victim who lost everything in California's deadliest flame, but he voted for him once.  "Personally, I love the president down 10 days ago in a massive fire raging through forests, rolling over cannons and destroying entire cities. The paradise city, with a population of almost 27,000, is Butte Countys second largest city next to Chico, the college with a more moderate political m akeup. When Trump examined the destruction in Paradise and then visited by public officials at the Chico command, Larkin filled a claim for federal assistance. Larkin has insurance for his modest home, but after days when he demanded adjustments and drowned in bureaucracy, he decided to visit the FEMA disaster center personally. In the days after the fire, Trump criticized a twisted criticism for firefighting and threatened to withhold federal support Some of Trump's followers became terrified by the insensitivity of the president. Others, like Larkin, were not found. It finds There is no reason for these massive, lethal and costly…
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President Donald Trump goes with Mayor Jody Jones when he visits a neighborhood affected by the wilderness, Saturday, November 17, 2018, in Paradise, California. 19659005] (Photo: Evan Vucci, AP)
Jim Larkin knows that President Donald Trump has shown some compassion for people like him, Camp Fire victim who lost everything in California’s deadliest flame, but he voted for him once. 
“Personally, I love the president down 10 days ago in a massive fire raging through forests, rolling over cannons and destroying entire cities.
The paradise city, with a population of almost 27,000, is Butte Countys second largest city next to Chico, the college with a more moderate political m akeup.
Larkin has insurance for his modest home, but after days when he demanded adjustments and drowned in bureaucracy, he decided to visit the FEMA disaster center personally.
In the days after the fire, Trump criticized a twisted criticism for firefighting and threatened to withhold federal support Some of Trump’s followers became terrified by the insensitivity of the president. Others, like Larkin, were not found.
Larkin said he knew that Trump visited Butte County. But he did not have time to care about chasing after a motorway. Trumps Twitter outbreaks were characteristic, Larkin said, and nobody should be surprised that the president came to the disaster area and left without visiting the victims of the fire.
“This is a rich man who even can not imagine what this is,” says Larkin. “It’s very hard for people to like (understand):” Oh, they hurt. What’s wrong with him? “”
The Fire Changed Everything
In much of Butte County or Trump Country, as many conservative locals consciously refer to it, the president not only gets a pass, he gets a pat on his back.
This northern California region is a patchwork of rural environments, isolated from California’s major cities, where many people are born and never leave. This is a move to separate from the rest of the state has subsided and flourished over the years.
In 2016, Trump hit Hilary Clinton in Butte County by 4 percentage points, according to the California Department of Foreign Affairs. Since the election, the president’s conservative politics has been rewarded by Northern California stalwart Republicans.
President Donald Trump says he traveled to the heart of California’s assassination fires to fully understand the extent of the destruction performed on the landscape (November 17) AP
But a fire that shifted about 50,000 people and killed at least 71 has changed everything and everyone. People living in chaos just begin to understand the trauma that will occur, and the unaffected offer support among government delays in housing and other immediate facilities.
Countless people live in tents and cars in parking lots and hundreds more sleep in homes. Throughout Butte County, people begin to understand that there are no close or simple close answers.
On Saturday, Trump traveled with Paradise Mayor Jody Jones, Gov.-Selected Gavin Newsom, Gov. Jerry Brown and FEMA Administrator Brock Long during a visit to the charred remains of paradise.
President Donald Trump, rightly greeted California Gov. Jerry Brown arrives on November 17, 2018 at Beale Air Force Base in California (Photo: Saul Loeb, AFP / Getty Images)
The President’s Motor Car entered a burned camper and RV park.
“Right now we want to take care of the people who have been so badly injured,” said the president. “This is very sad to see. As for life, nobody knows anything yet.”
Larkin went his dog, a silver gray pit bull is called the “Baby” in the grass in the parking lot at the FEMA disaster center at Chico Mall. The center is located inside a closed Sears store.
On social media, people criticized the officials to move so fast that they set up the FEMA site in an indoor building when vulnerable populations, families with young children, hard and older
Trump supporter or not, the fire has changed Larkin. He fled with flames flanking his vehicle. He can not stop thinking of older people who could not make it out of the home. He heard people screaming and saw other things he could not talk yet.
“I’m 63 years old, I was born in Brooklyn, New York Street. I’ve seen everything,” he said. “I’ve never seen anything like this. It was disturbing in my mind.”
For the first time in his life, Larkin is considering seeing an advisor. FEMA offers a mental health program for survivors of disaster.
Although he found a society and eventually became a homeowner, he thinks he can move out of the county.
“It’s the first house I’ve had at the age of 63,” he said. “I had it for a year and it burned down.”
Larkin said that initial reports showed that his house was burned, then he was told that he should check drone recordings to be sure. He has family in other states. Perhaps he will go there, start over, he says, rub the baby behind the ear.
Larkin said he did something Saturday as he never did before. He always thought to be a “pull up by the bootstraps” person.
In Butte County, 19.5 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, according to the US Census. The USA’s poverty rate in 2017, according to census, was 12.3 percent.
On Saturday morning, Larkin went to Carl’s Jr. to have a cup of coffee. Something he has done in the past mornings, tried to build a routine and a sense of normality after the fire dissolved his life.
He saw a man on the street who looked homeless. The kind of person Larkin has seen in Butte County so many times before.
“Usually, like someone else, I think you can pass a bum on the street or someone who hurts or sleeps on the street,” he said, his voice breaks, his eyes fill with tears. “How can you pass on him? It’s quite strange, you know. I could not do it.”
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Jim said he thought about his wake up every morning, his legs are cold in a camper parked on the street. It’s bad, he said. But this man did not have socks on
The fire has put life and people in perspective. Larkin stopped and gave the man $ 32.
“I shared my money with him,” said Larkin. “I will advocate a person like him after this.”
State of Jefferson
On the Chico Fire command, where Trump stopped, people hung American flags and were waiting to capture video of the president’s motorboat trip. A small group of protesters held signs of climate change. 19659008] “Welcome President Trump”, a character read.
Many families living in the agricultural hub of northern California, where orchards and rice fields cross the highways, think of their rural environments as separate from the liberal bastion Trump-rails against when he talks about California’s regulations and policies.
Lusten For cultural differences from the Golden State, a motion was sought to seek independence for a newly formed conservative bastion or the so-called state of Jefferson. The move has accelerated, as California Democrats oppose Trump’s immigration policy, global warming, conservation and business regulation.
Signs of the movement depend on farms and country roads. A site is intended for the mission:
“We in the 23 counties of northern California, hereinafter called Jefferson, formally require an immediate section 4, section 3 (USA) state. We explain that the state of California is in open uprising and rebel against the United States government. “
Philosophy is anchored in a time when California was a place for pioneers, a place for prospectors in the midst of Gold Rush. It has lingered and morphed into the idea that people who want to live in the state of Jefferson do not need the government.
The political and philosophical stirring of seclusion has matured over the years. In 2014, a proposal failed to divide California into six states when there were insufficient signatures to make the vote.
The communities of the fire zones in the central Sierra Nevada hills are home to a cache of conservative retirees. People like Larkin who could not afford the higher rents in towns near Sacramento, the state capital.
Best President Since Reagan
Larkin left home in Buffalo and was looking for warmer climates and a quieter life. He has lived in paradise for about 15 years. When he divorced his girlfriend, he scrambled enough money to buy the house.
Tenants and people living in trailers make up a large part of the inhabitants of Paradise.
Edmond McCullough, 53, lived in Section 8 residents before the fire burned down in the family home.
Since the fire he has lived in an old camper with his wife Leticia and their children. They have parked near a Walmart field to be close to their neighbors in paradise, who were also homeless after the fire.
McCullough said he is tired of Trump’s critic. He is not one who follows the policy, but he supports Trump. He also supports a state of Jefferson.
McCullough said he had thought about the state of the Jefferson movement. He finds it strange that two cities, Paradise and Redding, with a significant population supporting the separation, have experienced great fires. He supports the separation, but after the fire he wonder if there is a chance.
“I feel Jefferson is still far away,” he said. “But I hope this is (something) that will bring them together, at last. It was something I never understood between Democrats and Republicans about bickering and the different ideas and what the two parties want to do. Let’s be a people , American again and take care of America. “
His neighbor and friend Casey Belcher, 33, is also a Trump fan. But Trumps initial comments after the fire, criticize firefighting and threatening to hold back the support shook him.
“We are the United States, we’ll be fine and all these things, but see how good you are when something uncontrollable comes” said.
Belcher said that he does not understand how anyone, president or not, could blame the children and families who have lost their supplies and homes in the fire. McCullough argues for Trump deserves respect.
“I think Donald Trump does an excellent job,” he said. “People need to take care of him, he is the best president we’ve had since Ronald Reagan.”
Help for Butte County
Trump’s followers and neighbors who live in the streets of a society that does not agree on one thing.
The president should spend time with evacuates, see their faces, hear their stories and leave Butte County and understand the widespread suffering first hand.
Conservatives in the region may not agree with Trump’s response, but their anti-government streaks still go strong.
They said that 10 days are too long to wait for housing assistance, especially for families with children. Families do not live in a Walmart car park of their choice. They need FEMA to offer hotel vouchers or open a lot of trailer locations in Butte County.
“It should have been done now,” said McCullough. “It has been over a week.”
“You look at what the governments are T for you, when will it happen?” Belcher said. “Who knows.”
“Many People Hate This Guy”
Larkin does not know if the president will have the heart to make a difference for people who suffer from the fire. But if he was offered, he sat talking to Trump – man to the Republican to the Republican. He would start with some Trump Promised Supporters: Cut the government’s bureaucracy. Few people who survived Camp Fire help now.
“I bet that I should change,” he said. “Cut it to the hunt and take care of these people.”
Larkin said that he shows that the president was behind a security detail and did not shake the hand of one survivor.
“What are you going to do?” He said. “I would not like to come to the public either and shake hands. Many people hate this guy for some reason. I do not even know why. He does a good job as far as I’m concerned.”  Larkin said that he also changed his neighbors in Chico. His son started a GoFundMe for him and people have donated to help him get him back on his feet.
People throughout society have offered trailers, money, clothes and food. All that the government went on, he said.
Larkin leaned down to give Baby another rubbing behind the ear. He let her go for the grass too little.
Then he told his adult his time to enter the car. The time to go back to the camper he parked on the streets of Chico, outside of a friend’s house.
This is where he will spend the night until the morning when he goes for his fast food cafe and maybe a man without socks lives on the streets.