President Trump tweeted Aug 6th “California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren’t allowing massive amounts of readily available water to be properly utilized. It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean. Must also tree clear to stop fire from spreading!”
California Democrats rushed to the first available microphone, sneering at him for not knowing water wasn’t being (primarily) used on the wildfires in Northern California.
But that’s NOT what the President tweeted – it’s what they WANT you to believe he did.
The President’s right…‘massive amounts of readily available water’ AREN’T ‘properly utilized’ and ‘bad environmental laws’ are causing a huge problem, because in the areas around the wildfires where private dwellings are threatened water IS being used.
Are Democrats seriously suggesting 129 million dead trees DON’T fuel wildfires?
Second, every gallon of water that IS used to fight fires adds to a drought situation the California Democrats brought on with those ‘bad environmental laws’ that fail to collect and store the billions of gallons of water, letting it flow back out into the ocean.
Are Democrats seriously suggesting BILLIONS of gallons of un-collected water due to bad environmental law DOESN’T add to the drought situation in California?
Want some fun? Check how much of your tax-dollar goes to fire-fighting equipment as opposed to subsidies for electric cars, and bullet-trains-for-cronies…it’s sickening.
If you have access through the Wall St Journal pay-wall, read Strassel’s article.
Bottom line…they can misrepresent Trump’s tweet, but the facts speak for themselves.