Trump’s comment about raking to prevent wildfires gets lambasted by Finns


"And they don't have a problem", Trump said. And when it is, it's a very small problem, ' Trump added.

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said in an interview published in the Ilta-Sanomat newspaper that he spoke briefly with Mr Trump about managing forests on 11 November when they were both in Paris for Armistice Day commemorations.

Goldberg patiently explained that raking isn't going to help and noted that the president of Finland said he never actually talked to Trump about raking.

"I was with the President of Finland and he said we have.what's different we're forest nation, he called it a forest nation".

The reaction from Finland included many people posting on Twitter with the hashtag "haravointi", Finnish for raking.

"The continuously falling needles and twigs, when they decay, return important nutrients back to the forest trees", he writes.

Another shared: 'Just finished a whole day raking in the forest.

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Forests cover more than 70% of Finland's 338,000 square kilometres. The Nordic country with a population of 5.5 million.

Strong winds on Sunday were expected to hamper progress for crews battling California wildfires which have now claimed at least 76 lives.

Gov. -elect Gavin Newsom, Pres. Donald Trump, California governor Jerry Brown and Paradise mayor Jody Jones view wildfire devastation in Butte County.

CBS News reported how he flippantly continued as if nothing had happened before finally getting it right: 'Or Paradise.

Strong winds were still complicating efforts to contain the deadliest forest fires in California's history as the death toll rose to 76 with nearly 1,300 unaccounted for.

The Fox host, Chris Wallace, asked whether climate change might not be a larger wildfire factor than unraked debris, but Trump didn't think so. "The big problem we have is management". The wildfire has been called the deadliest and most destructive in the Golden State's history. Locals who lost homes have filed a lawsuit against the power company. The fire zone in Northern California is to some extent Trump country, and that enthusiasm was on display as dozens of people cheered and waved flags as his motorcade went by.

The president initially blamed state officials for poor forest management in exacerbating the fires and threatened to cut off federal funding.