Trump visits fire-wracked California as more than 1,000 missing

He then said, "You've got..."

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

At the scene on Saturday, Trump recounted a conversation he had in Paris on 11 November with Finland's president Sauli Niinisto, who talked about monitoring forest resources with a good surveillance system. Chad Hanson, a fire ecologist at the John Muir Project, told the Times that when the fire reached the logged region, "it spread very rapidly and people just didn't have much time to evacuate in Paradise, so this whole notion that logging-so-called hazardous fuels reduction - was going to save the town is a risky falsehood".

And while visiting the town of Paradise, which has been nearly completely leveled by the flames, Mr Trump suggested America could follow Finland's example.

But Finns were less diplomatic online, with many of them creating memes about Trump's comments.Some joked that Trump should "Rake America Great Again", others called his comments "Rake News" while others simply said: "We don't rake our forests here in Finland".

"It seems many more people are missing than anyone thought even possible", Trump told reporters from the White House South Lawn shortly before boarding the Marine One helicopter to fly to Joint Base Andrews.

Firefighters battle blazes on two fronts in California, 50 dead
In response to the first lawsuit, PG&E issues a statement saying , "There has been no determination of the cause of the fire ". The blaze caused over a $1 billion in destruction and began in the Cleveland National Forest by a hunter signaling for help.

Strong winds on Sunday were expected to hamper progress for crews battling California wildfires which have now claimed at least 76 lives. "And they're raking them - they're on fire", Trump said.

When Trump was asked in an interview if the human-caused climate crisis-which has contributed to prolonged droughts and high California heat-may have more to do with the devastating fires than insufficient raking, he said no. "You wouldn't have the fire". "They're raking trees, little trees like this - nut trees, little bushes, that you could see are totally dry". Trump told Fox News from the Oval Office on Friday - before he left for California.

USA president Donald Trump extolled Finnish forestry management on a visit to northern California on Saturday where more than 70 people have died in the most destructive wildfire in the state's history.

"If preventing wildfires were as easy as raking leaves, we would have done that by now, but it is a very complicated issue".

"His [Mr Trump's] general sentiment is correct - that we need to manage fuels", she said.

"Just been out in the forest raking". That tweet, posted a week ago, blamed the wildfires on poor forest management and misappropriation of funds.

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