During his trip to California on Saturday to survey the wildfire damage and meet with law enforcement, Donald Trump was asked about whether climate change played a role in the wildfires.
He said there are a “lot of factors,” pointing to the “management factor” right away and saying there are things he and Gov. Jerry Brown are discussing. Trump brought up the farm bill and the money he wants to put in for “management and maintenance of the forests.”
Trump was then directly asked if seeing all the devastation makes him rethink his opinion on climate change at all.
“No, no, I have a strong opinion,” Trump said, before adding, “I want great climate. We’re going to have that and we’re going to have forests that are very safe.”
Twitter was horrified:
Trump to press …. we are going to have Great climate and safe forests! His answer to question to climate change and fires. God, he is so stupid.
— Jenny Beaton🇨🇦 (@BeatonJenny) November 17, 2018
As I watch my community lose so much, I just can’t even think of anything to say to this stupidity..all I can say is Thank you to all the people trying to help those in need…
— Blanche Poulet (@fppoulet) November 17, 2018
he actively refuses to learn anything, ever. it's amazing
— eau boi (@pultuskpa) November 17, 2018
How hard it must have been for Jerry Brown & other intelligent, informed people to not laugh in Trump's face at his ignorant remarks in CA.
— Michael Zee (@MichaelZee0) November 17, 2018
You can't make this s^*t up!! I'm starting to believe that we really are in the twilight zone✌️
— capn36 (@yankees954) November 17, 2018
I do not understand how anyone, ANYONE can think trump is even remotely smart, knowledgeable about anything, informed on any issue. One minute of listening to him speak confirms he is, stupid. Incoherent, nonsensical gibberish.
— JJ (@jcj1000) November 17, 2018
Trump has not changed his opinion on climate change, says:"I want GREAT climate, we're going to have that & we're going to have forests that are very safe… that's happening as we speak."
I must have missed the part where magic fairies descended with little rakes, but whatever. pic.twitter.com/3pCM2OtC0F
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) November 17, 2018