forrest trump
January 9, 2019

President Trump had some spelling troubles this morning.

The government shutdown is in its third week as Trump keeps demanding border wall funding and Democrats refuse to bend in his direction. But instead of discussing the situation in D.C. that's affecting the whole country, Trump decided to tackle an old enemy: fire.

In a Wednesday morning tweet smattered with typos and strategic capitalization, Trump railed against California's apparent lack of "proper Forrest Management." He said he'd "ordered FEMA to send no more money" for California's fire-related emergencies, despite the fact that thousands of victims are still rebuilding from last year's devastating wildfire season.

All Forrest Gump jokes aside, California saw some particularly brutal fires late last year. The Camp Fire ravaged an entire town in the north and the Woolsey Fire scorched the south, destroying at least 14,000 homes and killing 90 people combined. Trump went to California at the time and proposed raking forest floors as a form of fire prevention.

California lawmakers immediately condemned Trump for his threat to withhold federal assistance, accusing him of "playing politics" and risking more lives, reports The Washington Post. Kathryn Krawczyk

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