President Trump criticizes Governor Brown over use of California water during massive wildfires
President Donald Trump critized Governor Jerry Brown over how California handles its water, as wildfires rage through parts of the state.
The president took aim at Brown on Twitter about fresh water being diverted into the Pacific Ocean. Trump urged Brown to use that water to fight wildfires and to let it flow to farms.
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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2018
Brown fired back saying the president’s tweet “doesn’t merit a response.”
Many Central Valley farmers and others have spent years fighting both federal and state elected leaders to get more water.
- MAPS: Wildfires burning across California
- The latest evacuation orders for Shasta County’s Carr Fire, Mendocino County’s Complex Fire
- PHOTOS: Massive Carr Fire tears through Shasta County
- How to help Carr Fire victims in Redding and Shasta County, California
- Photos from the wildfires across California
- VIDEO: What it’s like to fly over the Carr Fire in a Calif. National Guard plane
- VIDEO: Drive through Carr Fire near Redding reveals apocalyptic scenes
- VIDEO: Firefighters get brief rest in neighbor’s yard during ‘apocalyptic’ Carr Fire in Shasta County
- VIDEO: New look at destruction from Carr Fire in Redding
- Most destructive California wildfires in history
- How to prepare for a wildfire evacuation
- PG&E may cut electricity during high fire danger, are you prepared?
- The difference between containing and controlling a wildfire
- These aircraft are on the front lines of the fight against California wildfires
- Wildfire masks: How to best protect yourself from smoke during a fire
- How wildfire smoke can impact your health
- How to sign up for emergency alerts where you live
- Surviving a long-term power outage
- Safety tips to remember when returning home after wildfire
- DIY: How to make a pet carrier in case of emergency
- How to prepare your pets in case of disaster
Report a Typo