Donald Trump's Interior Secretary Just Doubled Down on Trump's Claim That 'Mismanagement' Is to Blame for Forest Fires, and He Has a New Group to Blame
At the height of the massive wildfire in California that killed over 70 people and destroyed countless lives, President Donald Trump shocked the nation by blaming...California. The president said that a lack of adequate forest management created dry conditions that exacerbated what has now become the largest wildfire in California's history. The vast majority of California's public forests are managed by the federal government and these fires spread in populated urban areas as well.
Nevertheless, in a harrowing display of consistency, the Trump administration is doubling down on the erroneous claim—with a new scapegoat to boot.