In California, the president questioned climate change, and blamed the fire on poor forest management, even though many forests were managed in California.
California National Resources Secretary Wade Crawfoot disagreed that the fast-spreading wildlife could be blamed entirely on forest management. He told Mr. Trump, “We want to work with you to really recognize the changing climate, and what it means to our forests.” “If we ignore that science, and put our head in the sand, and think it is about vegetation management, we will not succeed in protecting Californians,” warned Crawfoot.
The president claimed that the climate would “begin to cool.”
“I wish science would agree with you,” Crowfoot replied.
“I don’t think science knows,” the president replied.
Mr. Trump said the explosion of trees, due to drought and poor management, is the cause of the fire.
The President said, “When the trees fall after a period of about 18 months, they become very dry.” “They really become like a matchbox … you know, there’s no water and they explode very, very – very much. They can explode.”
The fire has killed at least 35 people from California to Washington state, and hundreds of thousands have been forced to evacuate. There is smoke, Produced terrific orange images of San Francisco last week. Together, dozens of fires have burned more than 3 million acres.
The president has long denied the impact on man-made effects. Asked if California had a climate change problem, Mr. Trump replied, “You have to answer that question to your governor. I don’t want to step on his toes.”
Climate scientists say there is powerful evidence. The fire season is now two to three months long, as it was in the very west of a few decades ago, and six of the top 20 Burning now.
Prior to his visit, the President acknowledged the undisputed work of first responders.
“Thank you to the 28,000+ firefighters and other First Responders who are battling wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington,” Mr. Trump tweeted on Friday. “I have approved 37 Stafford Act declarations, including fire management grants, to support their brave work. We are with them in every way!”
Democratic presidential candidateAnd climate change from Delaware, though he is not currently scheduled to visit the West Coast.
“We need a president who respects science,” Biden said in his speech. “Who understands that the damage from climate change is already there. Unless we take immediate action, it will soon be more devastating.”
In his speech, Biden also called Mr. Trump “climate arson” and “climate denier”.
Mr Trump closed Monday in Phoenix for the “Trump Alliance Roundtable for Latino”. Trump campaign is creating a play for Nevada and, As shown in recent elections, leaving him behind in those two states. The campaign believes it is making significant changes with Latino, whose population is strong in Nevada and Phoenix.
Mr. Trump, who rarely spends the night away from the White House or one of his properties, returned to DC late Monday evening.