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Trump claims California is throwing away water instead of fighting fires and touts cutting down trees as cure

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President Donald Trump spread a bizarre conspiracy theory in a Sunday tweet. As the California wildfires rage outside of Redding, the president thinks that the state is allowing the fires to burn because they’re rerouting water into the Pacific Ocean.

It’s unclear where the conspiracy theory began, but one possibility is a 2015 interview with an urban water expert, who explained that all states could save water by rerouting gutters, drainage ditches and other means of rain collection into water treatment facilities. Collecting rainwater is a far cry from the state purposefully diverting water from fires and pouring it into the ocean instead.

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It’s entirely possible for states, cities and the United States as a whole to divert all rainwater to be used for water treatment, but that would require a massive rebuilding of American infrastructure. Trump has yet to pass his transportation bill he promised during the 2016 campaign.

“California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren’t allowing massive amount of readily available water to be properly utilized. It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean. Must also tree clear to stop fire spreading!” Trump tweeted.

The second thought from Trump is from Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke. The policy on stopping fires is that if there’s nothing to burn, fires won’t be started. Thus, Trump and Zinke advocate deforestation. There’s one problem with that, as Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas residents can attest, trees aren’t needed for fire. Kansas farmers are known to burn fields and Oklahomans see grass fires frequently during the drought of the last several years. One grassfire in Texas burned over 500 acres over the weekend.

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Houses also burn, but by Trump and Zinke’s logic, houses shouldn’t be built to avoid house fires.

Trump followed up Monday with a tweet attacking Jerry Brown for allowing the free-flowing of water.

“Governor Jerry Brown must allow the Free Flow of the vast amounts of water coming from the North and foolishly being diverted into the Pacific Ocean. Can be used for fires, farming and everything else. Think of California with plenty of Water – Nice! Fast Federal govt. approvals.” Trump tweeted.

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Here are some heartbreaking photos of the fires below:

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‘Michael Cohen is releasing the Kraken’: Memoir expected to be ‘October surprise’ for Trump campaign

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President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen will publish his tell-all book about his experience working as the "fixer" to the self-described billionaire over decades and what it was like to be thrown under the bus. Slated to be out before Election Day, Cohen's stories are likely to be shocking revelations about the president as absentee ballots are dropping in mailboxes.

It was a piece of news that spread so quickly that it crashed Cohen's website for the book and sent many turning to Twitter for the foreward that he's already posted online.

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‘Enraged Trump supporters vowed to kill me’: Michael Cohen reveals what happened after he flipped

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Donald Trump's former personal attorney says he has received hundreds of death threats after flipping on the president of the United States.

Cohen revealed the threats in the forward to his forthcoming book “Disloyal: A Memoir. The true story of the former personal attorney to President Donald J. Trump.

"The President of the United States wanted me dead," the forward begins. "Or, let me say it the way Donald Trump would: He wouldn’t mind if I was dead. That was how Trump talked. Like a mob boss, using language carefully calibrated to convey his desires and demands, while at the same time employing deliberate indirection to insulate himself and avoid actually ordering a hit on his former personal attorney, confidant, consigliere, and, at least in my heart, adopted son."

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The foreword for Michael Cohen’s book is out — and it contains allegations of deviant sex acts and a backchannel to Putin

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President Donald Trump's former "fixer" Michael Cohen was unfairly targeted by judges attempting to silence his tell-all book slated to be released before the election. However, Cohen prevailed and his new book Disloyal: A Memoir. The true story of the former personal attorney to President Donald J. Trump is scheduled to be released by Oct. 6, according to Amazon, but Cohen had initially said he hoped to have it out by the end of September.

Cohen has already released the foreword of the book on the site for the book, which is getting so much traffic it keeps crashing.

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