In a shocking statement, President Trump said that the trees burning in California were “asking for it”
“These forests have all kinds of twigs on the ground that are basically kindling. What is that about? Then we have to bail them out when they catch fire. How about they stop acting like they want to catch fire? Maybe then we’d take them a bit more seriously.”
Unsurprisingly, many ecologists in California have tried to explain that the trees are not responsible for being burned by fire, and that the fires should be controlled instead.
These explanations from the science community have been met largely with the trees being harassed and cyber-bullied by the GOP and others on the right.