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Trump opens mouth, inserts gardening tool

Trump visited Northern California, probably against the advice of everyone who lives there. Here’s his take on the situation:

With 76 people dead and nearly 1,300 unaccounted for and feared dead in California wildfires, President Donald Trump had a word of advice about stopping future blazes: “Raking.”

“You’ve got to take care of the floors. You know the floors of the forest, very important,“ Trump noted Saturday surrounded by the devastation of the burned town of Paradise in northern California.

“I was with the president of Finland and he said, ‘We have a much different —we’re a forest nation.’ He called it a forest nation, and they spent a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things. And they don’t have any problem. And when they do, it’s a very small problem.”

Critics were stumped by the raking solution.

It didn’t take long for the Finns to seize the opportunity to make a global impact. They took to Twitter with their rakish humor:

Yes, it *is* hilarious, except to maybe the family of four sleeping in their SUV in a Walmart parking lot after they lost absolutely everything but the clothes on their backs.

This is one of the greatest natural disasters this country has ever faced. There are over 1000 people unaccounted for and 76 confirmed deaths.

Think about that. Over 1000 people missing, many likely burned alive and beyond recognition except through dental records and DNA. We are probably going to hear horror stories in the weeks to come about mothers with children, trapped in their cul de sacs, overcome by flames and smoke, or people drowning in their pools or who knows what else. The imagination can get too distressing to bear. Just read this account of paramedics huddling in a garage for safety after the ambulance they were in broke down during their escape. They and their patients thought they were going to die, fire raining down all around them.

And this is our leader. Musing about rakes. He’s probably never used one in his life.

Californians deserve better than this. It’s a wonder it hasn’t seceded by now.

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Off topic: has anyone seen Niles or Blizz lately? Like since before the election? I wonder what they’re really thinking about the rake advice.

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