Photos of Finns with a rake has ridiculed the statement of trump

Photos of Finns with a rake has ridiculed the statement of trump

The latest blazes have capped a two deadly wildfire seasons in California that scientists largely attribute to prolonged drought they say is symptomatic of climate change.

Mr Trump expressed sadness during his visit on Saturday at the devastation in a California town, as more than 1,200 people listed as missing in the worst-ever wildfire to hit the USA state. One hashtag really stands out - #RakeAmericaGreatAgain. The devastation, which stretches for miles, has left neighborhoods destroyed and fields scorched.

As of Sunday afternoon, 76 people have died in the Camp Fire, with nearly 1,300 still unaccounted for. Fortunately, not all are believed missing. Firefighters say it is 55 per cent contained.

One Twitter user mocked Trump's mane with an image of his hair blowing in the harsh winds that have contributed to the spread of the infernos.

In response to Trump's comments the Finnish newspaper said: "Raking is not normally included in the Finnish forest management's tool range". "Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!"

But while most thoughtful Americans were shocked by the president's callousness, his supporters were predictably silent.

Finns have been baffled by US President Donald Trump's comments praising the country for managing its vast forests by raking. "And they're raking them - they're on fire".

"I think that California's been really disgusting to him".

Donald Trump and Sauli Niinistö in Helsinki this summer
Donald Trump and Sauli Niinistö in Helsinki this summer

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

It is to be hoped that the president and his followers will realize there's a time and place for partisan politics.

Speaking on TV during a visit to the state, he dodged questions on whether climate change was to blame - instead pointing at "the floors of the forests".

He said: "We have to do management, maintenance and we'll be working also with environmental groups". Jerry Brown, California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom and Paradise Mayor Jody Jones when he was asked what could be done to prevent a similar disaster in the future.

He went on: "You look at other countries where they do it differently, and it's a whole different story".

"I told him that Finland is a country covered in forests, but we also have a good warning system and network", the president said.

"I don't think we'll have this again to this extent".

While it's true that more could be done to reduce fire fuel loads on landscapes managed by the U.S. Forest Service-an aspect of the agency's mission that has gone underfunded for years-experts have called Trump's claims ill-informed and grossly oversimplified when it comes to California's recent fires.

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