A CNN Meteorologist Just Totally Schooled Trump About The Real Cause Of The California Wildfires

California is currently being ravaged by the deadliest fires in its history. The blaze, which is in some areas spreading as fast as “the equivalent of eight football fields every minute,” has already claimed 44 lives, and shows no sign of slowing down. On November 10, while in Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, President Trump decided to tweet this insane thought. Rather than send comfort and compassion to the thousands of people who have been displaced and lost their homes, he decided to blame the fire on poor forest management and threatened to withdraw federal funding if things weren’t brought under control:

The tweet was immediately denounced by anyone who has anything to do with fire safety, including the Pasadena Fire Association, who has been fighting the flames since they broke out. The PFA wrote in a tweet:

“The fires in So. Cal are urban interface fires and have NOTHING to do with forest management. Come to SoCal and learn the facts & help the victims.”

Trump’s tweet makes no sense from any logical standpoint. One man who attempted to make this clearer than ever before was CNN meteorologist Tom Sater. Commenting that he normally enjoys the weather department because of its neutral, apolitical nature, he simply had to call out President Trump’s misinformation. He went on an epic fact-checking tear live on the air for all to see:

Clearly frustrated, Sater points out a number of reasons why the California fires have nothing to do with forest management:

“Forest management has nothing to do with mountain winds coming down the passes at 70 miles per hour. Or humidity levels in one hour dropping Thursday from 35 percent down into single digits, dryer than most deserts.”

Pointing out how these negative conditions could also be influenced by climate change, Sater couldn’t believe the President was threatening to take funding away from the very areas that needed it most. He quoted a tweet he thought summed things up pretty well:

“It’s like taking funds from the National Hurricane Center until you stop all these hurricanes. It’s the same notion.”

People online stood behind Sater’s explanation, begging for caring and reason to win out.

Many people also pointed out that the majority of the wildfires were happening on Federal land, which means Trump himself was responsible for their care and upkeep. Over the past two years, the President has taken noticeable steps to defund national parks and roll back climate change regulations.

Twitter was sick of the President’s controversial rhetoric.

As the flames continue to spread, firefighters work around the clock to keep people safe in California. Hopefully, there is relief in sight.

H/T – Huffpost, YouTube