Trump lies about California’s water supply for firefighting. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about, he just wants to attack California and Democratic Governor Brown.
Trump doubles down on his previous ignorant tweet about California #water and fires. The only water that reaches the ocean these days is what's left AFTER the massive diversions OUT of our rivers for cities and farms. And there's no shortage of fire-fighting water. Nuts. https://t.co/xWFeuoKv54
— Peter Gleick (@PeterGleick) August 6, 2018
Scott McLean, deputy chief for Cal Fire, tells me there's no basis, "at all," for Trump's suggestion that firefighters there are short of water: “I can reassure you we have water. There is plenty of water."
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 6, 2018
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) August 6, 2018
Donald Trump has some thoughts on fighting wildfires. They’re nonsense. https://t.co/eAcbfG98bq
— Vox (@voxdotcom) August 6, 2018
It's Sunday. That means @realDonaldTrump is lying, again. There is more than enough readily available water in CA to fight the fires.
The truth is that wildfires across the United States started increasing in the 1980s. Some of this increase is attributable to climate change. https://t.co/K0V6bKT9Go
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 6, 2018
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) August 6, 2018
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 7, 2018
In a tweet, Trump said "vast amounts of water" in California are "foolishly being diverted into the Pacific Ocean." But, as we wrote in 2016, diverting fresh water prevents salt water from contaminating agricultural and urban water supplies. https://t.co/5nfV9MEWwX
— FactCheck.org (@factcheckdotorg) August 6, 2018
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) August 7, 2018
Trump has accused California of mismanaging water to fight the wildfires. California officials disagree. "We have plenty of water to fight these wildfires, but let’s be clear: It’s our changing climate that is leading to more severe and destructive fires." https://t.co/R6IsjZXOsz
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 7, 2018