Trump Spelled ‘Forest’ Wrong In A Tweet About The California Wildfires—And The Internet Pounced With The Same Joke ????

After much complaining and finger-pointing about how California mismanages its forests, Donald Trump ordered FEMA to cut federal funds for disaster relief in the Golden State.

But the issue is more complicated than the President would have his followers believe. Mashable cited causes of forest fires that include weather events, human building, and climate change, not solely mismanaged forests.

Wednesday, Trump posted an ill-informed tweet about California fires and fumbled the spelling of “forest” — twice.

Here is a screenshot of the deleted tweet, which reads:

“Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forrest fires that, with proper Forrest Management, would ever happen. Unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, I have ordered FEMA to send no more money. It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!”



The blooper was even more conspicuous with its capitalization.

References to Forrest Gump were aplenty, and set the record straight for the Trump.

The tweet was updated with the correct spelling, but Trump’s lies remain a glaring downfall. Much of California’s wildfires happen in the brush and grasslands.

An article by the Los Angeles Times described Trump’s mismanagement threats “as disturbingly uninformed as they are authoritarian,” due to his beef with California’s Democratic leaders who refuse to spend billions of dollars on the border wall.

Some 60% of California’s forests are on federal land, and Trump’s lack of concern for cutting FEMA aid could put those depending on it at risk of losing their homes, further injury, or even death.