True to form, the unhinged president of the United States took to Twitter on Monday night to brag about what he’s calling a swift response to the California wildfires.
In the social media post, Trump announced he was (finally) declaring a state of emergency in California and boasted that he was responding “quickly in order to alleviate some of the incredible suffering going on.”
The full tweet from the president:
I just approved an expedited request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of California. Wanted to respond quickly in order to alleviate some of the incredible suffering going on. I am with you all the way. God Bless all of the victims and families affected.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2018
This is pure and simple BS
Once again, by saying he is “with you all the way” to California, Trump is spewing nonsense and hoping all of us don’t notice. California certainly won’t buy it.
After all, over the past several days, Trump has attacked the state and threatened to withhold federal money – insulting first responders, victims and just about anybody else with a pulse.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2018
With proper Forest Management, we can stop the devastation constantly going on in California. Get Smart!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2018
The president is fooling nobody, despite his late effort to pretend to care about one of the 50 states he’s supposed to represent.
Trump showed his hand already, and his – or his staff’s – attempt at a cleanup on Monday is a waste of everybody’s time.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.