Trump Blames ‘Bad Environmental Laws’ For California Wildfires

US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 30, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Pho... US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 30, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
|
August 6, 2018 7:47 a.m.

President Donald Trump on Sunday cryptically blamed the sweeping wildfires in California, that have killed at least 21 people, on “bad environment laws” and suggested that the state should cut down trees to prevent the fire spread.

It is unclear what exactly prompted the President’s tweets, but a few news outlets have suggested he might have been referring to a July 19 report from the Herald and News about Republicans’ efforts to change California’s water policies.

Axios also suggested Trump might have been referencing some endangered species protection policies.

Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer:
SPECIAL DEAL FOR PAST TPM MEMBERS
40% OFF AN ANNUAL PRIME MEMBERSHIP
REJOIN FOR JUST $30