Trump Issues Eerily Normal Message on California Wildfires After Initial Response Met With Outrage


President Donald Trump issued a normal statement on the wildfires currently ravaging California Saturday evening, offering his condolences to those who have died and well wishes for those still fighting the fires.

“More than 4,000 are fighting the Camp and Woolsey Fires in California that have burned over 170,000 acres,” Trump tweeted. “Our hearts are with those fighting the fires, the 52,000 who have evacuated, and the families of the 11 who have died. The destruction is catastrophic. God Bless them all.”

Those very normal tweets from a U.S. president came hours after a not-so-normal one, sent early Saturday while Trump visits France, in which he threatened to pull federal funding from California as the blazes still rage. That response was naturally panned.

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