As President Trump stood in the middle of burnt out homes and cars in California this Saturday, he said, “We’re going to have to work quickly. Hopefully, this is going to be the last of these because this was a really, really bad one.”
California has never seen anything quite like this – total devastation.
Trump visited Paradise, which was largely destroyed by the wildfire. Devastated by the destruction, Trump pledged to improve forest management. Believing with proper forest management practices, it will diminish future risks.
The wildfires first started Nov 8th and have devastated California since. Authorities are still trying to determine the life damage across Northern California. There are at least 71 people who have died and over 1,000 missing.
At this moment 50 percent of the fires are contained, with more than 5,500 fire personnel battling all the blazes, which cover over 228 square miles.
As President Trump gazed at the devastation where fires had moved at a speed of 80 mph he said, “I think people have to see this really to understand it.”
While in California President Trump visited an operation center, where he met with response commanders and praised all who are helping for their hard work.
President Trump has pledged that Washington will do its part in helping out the devastated state. Trump has urged his ally House Republican leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California to come to the White House in order to secure the funding needed.
This disaster is a tragedy, some blame climate change as the cause. President Trump still believes better forest management would have made this not as severe. When President Trump was asked if he thought climate change played a role in how serious these fires where. In a statement, he said, “Maybe it contributes a little bit. The big problem we have is management.”
President Trump will be discussing with Gov. Jerry Brown and Gov-elect Gavin Newsom about the recent fires and will be addressing this situation, as he says, “We will be talking about forest management. The one thing is that everybody now knows that this is what we have to be doing and there’s no question about it. It should have been done many years ago, but I think everybody’s on the right side.”
One thing is certain; it will be a while before California recovers from this.
With President Trump having visited the State and even though Brown, Newsom, and Trump have differences they will be setting those aside to help the people of California.
Trump Tours Devastation In California
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