Former President Donald Trump recently stated that California is not doing enough to “dampen” its forest floors, which he said will prevent wildfires from ravaging the state via Media Ite.
During a recent speech at a California Republican Party event in Anaheim, Donald Trump reflected on some of his past achievements and remarks. In a memorable moment, he brought up the ongoing wildfires in the state, which he had previously linked to a lack of proper raking.
This time, the former president advanced another solution: keeping the state’s 33 million acres of forest damp.
“They say that there’s so much water up north, that I wanna have the overflow areas go into your forests and dampen your forests,” Trump said. “Because if you dampen your forest, you’re not gonna have these fire forest fires that are burning at levels that nobody’s ever seen before.”
As Trump delivered the line, the audience clapped.
‘You have very poor land management,” he continued before recalling a conversation he had with an Austrian official about forest fires in that country. “He said, ‘Sir, we have more flammable trees than you do on your coast. We don’t have forest fires. We have land management.’ They take care of the land. They pick up the dead trees. You know, a tree doesn’t burn very easily unless it’s dead. Then it gets dry and it burns. The leaves on the ground – they’re five feet thick over here.”
Trump went on to criticize California Governor Gavin Newsom for not dampening the forest floors.
“What we have is horrible,” he added. “And we can actually dampen our forests with water that costs us nothing that will come pouring down from the north. Wouldn’t that be nice? If you had dampened floors, you wouldn’t have forest fires. So, well, we’ll work on that, too. But I couldn’t convince this guy, Gavin.”