A presidential tweet blaming the California fires on forest management has sent Twitter into a frenzy.
Another day, another tweet that upsets millions.
This one is a little different though. California is currently experiencing fires where people have lost their lives, everything they own, and people have even been reported missing. President Donald Trump took to Twitter over the weekend and blamed the deadly wildfires on “gross mismanagement of the forests,” and threatened to withhold federal funding.
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
Since a lot of celebrities live in the area where the wildfires are happening, they took to Twitter to hit back at the insensitive statement.
Honestly thought this one was from a parody account. The city is on fire and people and animals are dying. https://t.co/qjuaSheDJe— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) November 10, 2018
FYI, .@realDonaldTrump!— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 10, 2018
“...guess who owns much of the forest land in CA? Your federal agencies. CA only owns 2%. Guess who cut funding to forest management in the budget? YOU DID.” ~@tedlieu https://t.co/aXRArq6Tu8
This is an absolutely heartless response. There aren’t even politics involved. Just good American families losing their homes as you tweet, evacuating into shelters. https://t.co/DJ4PN26bLZ— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 10, 2018
Stop re-enacting your father’s coldness toward you. You’re not Fred Trump and we aren’t 10 year old you. Stop it, you shitty shitty person. Feign humanity. https://t.co/upobfKZgLM— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 10, 2018
This man is demented. Never stop saying it. https://t.co/EmjA7gLoVA— Ava DuVernay (@ava) November 10, 2018
This piece of shit flew to France to celebrate our victory in WW1, blew off the ceremony because it’s raining and instead is threatening California while we are literally on fire. Scum https://t.co/8vAUjfrqPG— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) November 10, 2018
If only we had a LEADER capable of grasping what the events in California mean and guiding us to solve them! Mass shooting, the wildfires that have consumed 100,000 acres...the Pumpkin has flown away from his defeat at the polls to eat fois gras and throw wreaths at the dead.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 10, 2018
I really try to ignore his tweets. But this goes over the line. We know he’s a cruel and heartless man - but he’s also the definition of a coward. Afraid of vulnerability, of sensitivity, of compassion, of sympathy and of course the truth. https://t.co/kkcnx8VboT— billy eichner (@billyeichner) November 10, 2018
There is no reason for you to be president. You are an incompetent piece of shit criminal. https://t.co/mRl4x7bo7U— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) November 10, 2018