Donald Trump told an an audience in California Friday that “there is no drought,” according to a report from USA Today.
The state saw a record dry year in 2015 and the problem is so bad that earlier this month Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. issued an executive order creating long-term standards for water use in the state. The order bans the practice of hosing off sidewalks, washing cars with the wrong kinds of hoses and requires individuals to report their water use, according to the state’s website.
Trump held rallies in the state as he prepares for the June 7 primary there.
According to USA Today, Trump told the audience in Fresno, California that water was actually being withheld from people like farmers, but that the drought was not responsible.
“We’re going to solve your water problem. You have a water problem that is so insane. It is so ridiculous where they’re taking the water and shoving it out to sea,” Trump said according to USA Today.
Trump said that if he were president, he’d have a simple solution.
“If I win, believe me, we’re going to start opening up the water so that you can have your farmers survive,” Trump said according to USA Today.