Firefighters call Trump tweet on California wildfires ‘reckless and insulting’
In his first comments since
"The president's message attacking
Rice also said Trump's assertion of
"Wildfires are sparked and spread not only in forested areas but in populated areas and open fields fueled by parched vegetation, high winds, low humidity and geography," Rice said. "It is the federal government that has chosen to divert resources away from forest management, not
The Woolsey Fire in
"The early moments of fires such as these are a critical time, when lives are lost, entire communities are wiped off the map and our members are injured or killed trying to stop these monstrous wildfires," IAFF General President
Trump, who is currently in
"Our hearts are with those fighting the fires, the 52,000 who have evacuated, and the families of the 11 who have die," Trump tweeted. "The destruction is catastrophic. God Bless them all."
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