President Donald Trump claimed that he has been vindicated in his call to clean forest floors during a speech at a Republican fundraiser in Iowa.
“At our urging we are finally seeing more attention paid to the need for better forest management,” Trump claimed. “I mentioned the term when I was in California at the worst forest fires anyone has ever seen.”
“And I said you need forest management, but they did not know what I’m talking about. They smiled and laughed and it turned out I was right,” Trump argued.
It is true that people laughed, Trump’s claims on California forest management were panned as “nonsense.”
“I’ve had people other come to me from other countries and say, ‘Sir, you’re right about the forests,'” he continued, even though many Trump-watchers believe that anytime he claims somebody addressed him as “sir” it is a tell that he’s making up a story.
“We live in a forest nation and we are a forest nation and it is very interesting. Finland, Austria, others they are in a forest nation they say we take care of our forests,” he argued.
In November, Trump also claimed that Finland cleans the floors of their forests. Fins ruthlessly mocked Trump with pictures pretending to vacuum their forests while a prominent Finnish biologist slammed Trump’s plans to rake the forest floors as nonsensical.
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— Pyry Luminen (@pyryluminen) November 18, 2018
“Now you’re doing a lot of work on that whole subject for forest management and you’ll see a big difference in the not-too-distant future,” Trump promised.
Ted Cruz jokingly predicted Trump would ‘nuke Denmark’ during 2016 primary
On Wednesday, Gizmodo unearthed a clip from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) when he was running against Donald Trump in the 2016 GOP presidential primary, and one of the tongue-in-cheek warnings he made about the future president was particularly eye-opening.
"I wake up every day and laugh at the latest thing Donald has tweeted, because he's losing it," said Cruz. "But we need a commander in chief, not a Twitterer in chief. We need someone with judgment and the temperament to keep this country safe. I don’t know anyone who would be comfortable with someone who behaves this way having his finger on the button."
Trump just got busted for inflating his golf resorts’ value by $165 million — a jailable offense
President Donald Trump appears to have misstated the value of his Scottish golf resorts by $165 million, an act which could potentially constitute a federal crime.
The controversy came to light after seemingly conflicting financial disclosure forms regarding the president's Aberdeen and Turnberry resorts in Scotland were submitted in the U.S. and the U.K., according to a new report by HuffPost.
Rudy Giuliani accuses majority of US Jews of ‘disloyalty to Israel’ — and gets torn to pieces
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday tried to clean up President Donald Trump's declaration that "any Jewish people" who vote for Democrats have "a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."
Writing on Twitter, Giuliani explained that Trump wasn't saying Jewish Democrats were disloyal to America -- rather, he was saying they were being disloyal to Israel.
"Really disappointed a rep of ADL would feign confusion about [Trump's] statement," Giuliani said. "POTUS is referring to disloyalty to Israel."