CNN Meteorologist, GOP Congressman Fact Check Trump on Fires, Climate

Climate Denial Crock of the Week


On Sunday, CNN meteorologist Tom Sater offered a lengthy and brutal fact check of President Donald Trump‘s claim that forest mismanagement was to blame for the deadly, destructive fires in California.

While in Paris over the weekend, with reports of devastation and lost lives still being reported, Trump said that there is “no reason” for the “costly” forest fire.

He then threatened to yank federal monies.

“There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments,” Trump wrote.

Meanwhile, outgoing GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo slammed Trump’s climate denial in a tweet.
Curbelo was a member of the bi-partisan Climate Caucus, and actually introduced  carbon pricing legislation, but lost last week to Debbie…

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