Trump, a Subject Matter Expert on Californian Wildfires?

wildfiresAs an established “subject matter expert” on Californian environmental policy and wildfires the idiot-in-chief has been tweeting some guidance to his millions of Russian bot followers concerning the root cause of the Californian Wildfires …

Insanely wrong as this is, it is actually all part of his ongoing disconnect with reality. About two years ago right in the middle of a Californian drought, his stance was that there was no drought …

In Fresno, Trump said he’d spent 30 minutes before his rally meeting with more than 50 farmers who complained to him about their struggles.

“They don’t understand – nobody understands it,” he said, declaring at one point: “There is no drought. They turn the water out into the ocean.”

Trump appeared to be referring to disputes over water that runs from the Sacramento River to the San Francisco Bay and then to the ocean. Some farmers want more of that flow captured and diverted to them.


You don’t need to push your imagination too hard to guess the responses to this latest stance. It can be summed up as “WTF is he babbling about now?

Here are a few related statistics …

  • Number of hours Trump has spent visiting fire ravished communities – zero
  • Number of hours Trump has spent discussing the issue with firefighters – zero

Do you think perhaps he was watching the movie Chinatown and thought that it was a documentary on Californian environmental policy?

No wait, that’s just daft to suggest that. In that movie you had some old rich guy who also had the hots for his daughter. It is totally unrealistic to suggest any comparison there.

What do the Subject Matter Experts say?

They pointed out that Trump was partially correct and that he had a point … oh wait, that’s not how this played out.

What is really going on?

You probably already know the answer, but for completeness let’s have a tweet or two from real subject matter experts …

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