#RakeAmericaGreatAgain: Twitter Users Respond to Trump’s Comments About Forest Management

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We got Marlon on Saturday at LAX. and he tells our photog it's ironic Trump is visiting areas devastated by the Camp Fire because he feels POTUS is ultimately responsible for the deadliest fire in California history.

At least 71 people have died across Northern California, and authorities are trying to locate more than 1,000 people, though not all are believed missing.

He has also been at odds with California's Democratic-led government, but differences were generally put aside as Governor Jerry Brown and Newsom joined Trump in surveying the wildfire damage. Minnesota's Cloquet Fire in October of 1918 killed 450 people. Brown's office said he had previously met Trump once, as mayor of Oakland.

This patch of California, a former Gold Rush region in the Sierra Nevada foothills, is to some extent Trump country. Trump beat Hillary Clinton by four percentage points in Butte County in 2016. "It's like total devastation", Mr Trump said as he stood amid the ruins of Paradise.

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said in an interview published Sunday in the Ilta-Sanomat newspaper that he spoke briefly with Trump about forest management on November 11, when they both were in Paris for Armistice Day events.

Trump had caused resentment last week when he wrote "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor". The president has signed a major disaster and emergency declaration, which provides federal aid. He noted "there are areas you can't even get to them yet" and the sheer number of people unaccounted for.

Brian Rice, president of the California Professional Firefighters, said Trump's tweet last week that blamed California authorities for mismanagement was "ill-informed, ill-timed, and demeaning".

It burned down the forest town of Paradise.

President Trump took a helicopter tour Saturday over the Northern California landscape scorched by a killer wildfire.

"We've never seen anything like this in California, we've never seen anything like this yet".

Paul Briones, a firefighter from Bakersfield, predicted Trump's visit would be a huge boost to the community, showing "that this on a national level is a priority". The fire covered 60,000 hectares, fire officials said. Rain was forecast for midweek, which could help firefighters but also complicate the search for remains.

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"I want to tell people that it's really very important for you to take a look at the list and call us if you're on the list and let us know".

Some 329 people who had been listed as missing have now been found. But Honea acknowledged the list was "dynamic" and could easily contain duplicate names and unreliable spellings of names.

"We are still receiving calls. It's all we can do", said Dustin Kimball, who worked at the Paradise cemetery.

We await word on how he will achieve "great climate".

"Look forward to being with our fearless Firefighters, First Responders and FEMA, along with the many courageous People of California".

Three people have been confirmed dead in the Woolsey fire.

For one family, good news arrived by telephone.

Eric Reinbold, the chief of police in Paradise, said the list's demographics underscore the difficulties in evacuating older residents in rapid emergency situations. Price had been presumed missing but was tracked down at a shelter.

For too many others, the wait to learn a loved one's fate has ended with bad news. She needed a walker for her elderly mother and tags for her vehicle.

On Thursday, Bechtold went to the Butte County Sheriff to provide DNA samples.

"He's got our back", outgoing Gov.

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