Type: Spreads IgnoranceAug 06 2018 Severity: Targeted: Jerry BrownAbout: California & Environment
President Trump criticized California Gov. Jerry Brown (D). He claimed that the state's water management policies were the reason for the wildfires. He further stated that "vast amounts of water coming from the North" was "foolishly being diverted into the Pacific Ocean." His tweets further a Republican platform which argues that environmental polices such as the Endangered Species Act make it harder for California to hold onto its water. However, fire officials had generally not complained that running out of water was an issue fighting the blazes.