Adam Schiff’s Response To Trump’s CA Wildfire Tweet Backfires Big Time When He Gets His Facts Wrong

California is still experiencing the worst wildfire in the state’s history and attention is now being directed towards what could have stopped it from getting this bad or, similarly, what could prevent future wildfires from escalating.

President Trump joined in on the conversation and blamed “bad environmental laws” and California’s Democrat Governor Jerry Brown.

The president tweeted, “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.”

And, “It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean. Must also tree clear to stop fire from spreading!”

“Governor Jerry Brown must allow the Free Flow of the vast amounts of water coming from the North and foolishly being diverted into the Pacific Ocean,” Trump added in another tweet. “Can be used for fires, farming and everything else. Think of California with plenty of Water – Nice! Fast Federal govt. approvals.”

Democrat Congressman from California Adam Schiff did not appreciate the dig on his state, its laws, and its governor and responded to Trump.

Schiff accused Trump of not understanding science and for politicizing the wildfires which have caused thousands of people to evacuate their homes.

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“You’ve been in office for 18 LONG months and you still don’t have a science adviser, so allow me to help,” the Democrat retorted in a tweet. “Environmental protections have nothing to do with the wildfires in CA. Climate change does.”

“We’re not going to let you use fires as an excuse to clear-cut our forests,” Schiff concluded.

The California Democrat’s response sounds like a good schooling… that is until people look at the facts.

Like how in 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, the Tree Mortality Task Force in California and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection released a report which blamed a record 129 million dead trees in California on forest mismanagement.

“The dead trees continue to pose a hazard to people and critical infrastructure, mostly centered in the central and southern Sierra Nevada region of the state,” the report said.

In the report, Randy Moore, Regional Forester of the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region said these dead trees, if not cleared, would help wildfires grow and spread.

“The number of dead and dying trees has continued to rise, along with the risks to communities and firefighters if a wildfire breaks out in these areas,” Moore said, per the report.

“It is apparent from our survey flights this year that California’s trees have not yet recovered from the drought, and remain vulnerable to beetle attacks and increased wildfire threat. The USDA Forest Service will continue to focus on mitigating hazard trees and thinning overly dense forests so they are healthier and better able to survive stressors like this in the future,” he added.

The solution? “By combining tree removal with prescribed fire, crews will be able to decrease overly dense stands of trees, reduce greenhouse gases, and protect communities across the state,” the groups say in the report.

Sounds a lot like what Trump said.


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