President Trump landed in California on Monday framed by a smoky sky. He made a rare west coast turn like, Oregon and Washington, and have already approved emergency declarations for the states.
In California, the president questioned climate change and accused the fire of poor forest management, even though many forests in California are managed federally.
California National Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot disagreed that the rapidly spreading forest fires could be completely blamed on forestry. He told Mr Trump: “We will work with you to truly recognize the changing climate and what it means for our forests.”
The president claimed that the climate would “start to get cooler.”
“I wish science agreed with you,” Crowfoot replied.
“I do not think science knows,” the president replied.
Sir. Trump said exploding trees caused by drought and poor management are the cause of fires.
“When trees fall down after a short period, approx. 18 months, they become very dry, ”the president said. “They’re really like a match … you know, no more water flows through, and they become very, very much – they just explode. They can explode.”
The fire has killed at least 35 people from California to Washington state, and hundreds of thousands have been forced to evacuate. The smoke haswho gave the creepy orange photos of San Francisco last week. Together, they have burned dozens of fires more than 3 million acres.
The president has long denied the impact of man-made influence on. When asked if California had a climate problem, Mr. Trump: “You’ll have to answer your governor that question. I will not step on my toes.”
Prior to his visit, the President acknowledged the incessant work of the first respondents.
“THANK YOU to the 28,000+ firefighters and other First Responder who are battling fires in California, Oregon and Washington,” tweeted Mr. Trump Friday. “I have approved 37 Stafford Act declarations, including Fire Management Grants in support of their courageous work. We are with them all the way!”
Democratic presidential candidateand climate change from Delaware, though he is not currently scheduled to visit the West Coast.
“We need a president who respects science,” Biden said in his speech. “Who understands that the damage caused by climate change is already here. Unless we take urgent action, it will soon be more catastrophic.”
Mr. Trump also stopped in Phoenix Monday for a “Latinos for Trump Coalition Roundtable.” The Trump campaign makes a play for Nevada and, as recent polls show he is lagging behind in both of these states. The campaign believes it is making significant inroads with Latinos whose populations are strong in Nevada and Phoenix.
Mr. Trump, who rarely spends a night away from the White House or one of his properties, returns to DC late Monday night.