The View’s Whoopi Goldberg raked President Trump over the coals for saying that the wildfires ravaging California could have been prevented if the forest floor had been regularly cleaned and raked, which he attributed falsely to the president of Finland.
“Actually, as you probably know, Finland has a very different atmosphere,” Goldberg said. “They get rain periodically. California, it doesn’t rain much so raking really isn’t going to help. You know, just being realistic.”
“And the Finnish president said he never suggested raking,” she added. “I don’t know why the new guy just won’t acknowledge that if you don’t have any rain, raking everything out is fine but if everything’s dry, or someone drops a cigarette, or someone lights the fire or, you know, some spark happens, stuff’s going to burn.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin said her friends in Finland were “having such a ball” posting memes and videos mocking Trump. But this only made Goldberg angrier.
“People lost their lives. Families lost their homes. This is not a joke,” she said. “I’m sorry, raking is not funny to people in California. This is not cute.”
“If you really don’t know this, man, everybody needs to start rethinking what you’re saying and how you’re saying it,” she added, speaking directly to Trump. “Because you sure don’t give a damn about the people in California.”
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