Thursday 24 January 2019

Donald Trump says he is monitoring wildfires in California

The president has been critical of the US state’s water policy.

President Donald Trump speaking in Bedminster (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
President Donald Trump speaking in Bedminster (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

President Donald Trump has said he is monitoring the raging wildfires that continue to ravage California.

Mr Trump told a group of business leaders attending a dinner at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf resort that he has been in contact with local authorities.

He is praising firefighters for their efforts tackling what is now the largest fire in the state’s history.

Mr Trump also says there are “things you can do to mitigate what’s happening”.

Mr Trump has been claiming on Twitter that California’s water policy is shortchanging firefighters of water to battle the state’s raging wildfires.

Wildfire and water experts have contested his claims.

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