According to President Donald Trump, it’s the mismanagement of the Forest department which caused the devastation in California on such a large scale. He tweeted this statement when Gov. Jerry Brown (D) requested a “presidential major disaster declaration”, which he made later, after a lot of ranting.
“President Trump has alternated between offering sympathy for displaced people and firefighters and lashing out at California’s leaders over what he deemed poor forest management”, reports Washington Post. He also asked the authorities and officials to “get smart” with while finding solutions to the disasters like this wildfire in California.
The reason of the fire and the devastation caused according to the officials, however, is not the mismanagement but the increasing global warming. Officials remarked that “increasingly destructive fires are a result of global warming, which dries out vegetation and turns large swaths of grassland into a tinderbox”.
A spokesperson of Jerry Brown says that Trump administration has constantly being cutting the budget for forest services and that his accusations about the mismanagement are “ill-informed, ill-timed and demeaning to those who are suffering as well as the men and women on the front lines.”
Well, what is demeaning to the sufferers is such a political debate at the time of crisis.