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    According to the article, this seems to be what Trump is (rather clumsily) basing his tweets on.


    "But Trump may also be hearing about it from Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), a confidant who has long fought California’s water restrictions. As the New York Times reported in February:

    In this district, Mr. Nunes is more closely associated with campaigning for farmers on water issues than anything to do with Russia — pushing for more dams and trying to get more water from Northern California in the face of a shortage that many fear could turn into another drought.

    His efforts have largely failed to solve the problem, which his Republican constituents here blame on environmentalists and Democrats in Sacramento, California’s capital, who they say are more interested in saving the smelt from extinction than serving the region’s farmers with enough water, an issue that President Trump took up during his campaign.

    The fires may have given Nunes a reason to broach the topic to Trump, who turned to Twitter to vent and jab a political opponent at the same time. "
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    Heh clearly he wasn’t really listening to whatever Nunes was saying

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    I never thought I'd hear myself say this, but I think Trump is vaguely remembering and doing a bad job of repeating something that is actually true. If we could create a pipeline from Oregon and Washington, where they have a huge excess of water, down to California where they have almost none, they could probably end the drought crisis forever, or at least until the drought reaches Oregon and Washington. There are a lot of mountains to navigate, for sure, but it's not an insurmountable challenge.

    Maybe by "foolishly diverting" he means "not using"? I feel like I'm trying to translate Koko's sign language into English. Give banana!
    Well, shit. Water shortages in California could be addressed by desalination plants, too.

    Except that the costs are still prohibitive.
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    C'mon, not even Trump could be THAT fucking stupid! Has it been verified the dumbfuck actually said that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    C'mon, not even Trump could be THAT fucking stupid! Has it been verified the dumbfuck actually said that?
    It's on his Twitter account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    C'mon, not even Trump could be THAT fucking stupid! Has it been verified the dumbfuck actually said that?
    Oh yes he could.

    Donald J. Trump

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    California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren’t allowing massive amount of readily available water to be properly utilized. It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean. Must also tree clear to stop fire spreading!

    3:06 PM - 5 Aug 2018
    Then he doubles down.

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    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.

    10:43 AM - 6 Aug 2018
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    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...24292396273664
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    Donald Trump: Must also tree clear to stop fire spreading!

    Well, he's perfectly correct! If we chop down all the forests, then there won't be any forests to burn! What's so hard to understand about that?!? Really, you stupid tree-hugging enviro-Nazi liberals will just NEVER get this stuff! If you don't want forest fires, get RID of the stupid forests!! DUH!!

    And besides, if you've seen one forest, you've seen 'em all!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Donald Trump: Must also tree clear to stop fire spreading!

    Well, he's perfectly correct! If we chop down all the forests, then there won't be any forests to burn! What's so hard to understand about that?!? Really, you stupid tree-hugging enviro-Nazi liberals will just NEVER get this stuff! If you don't want forest fires, get RID of the stupid forests!! DUH!!

    And besides, if you've seen one forest, you've seen 'em all!!
    I know that was totally sarcasm, but I would like to stress that deforestation has terrible negative effects on more than just aesthetics and homes for various critters.

    Soil erosion and causing floods or intensifying the magnitude of floods are big deals. I used to be mildly sceptical about that but have witnessed it personally.

    Before people think Dotard's water idea is a great thing, take a look at the Aral Sea disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    According to the article, this seems to be what Trump is (rather clumsily) basing his tweets on.


    "But Trump may also be hearing about it from Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), a confidant who has long fought California’s water restrictions. As the New York Times reported in February:

    In this district, Mr. Nunes is more closely associated with campaigning for farmers on water issues than anything to do with Russia — pushing for more dams and trying to get more water from Northern California in the face of a shortage that many fear could turn into another drought.

    His efforts have largely failed to solve the problem, which his Republican constituents here blame on environmentalists and Democrats in Sacramento, California’s capital, who they say are more interested in saving the smelt from extinction than serving the region’s farmers with enough water, an issue that President Trump took up during his campaign.

    The fires may have given Nunes a reason to broach the topic to Trump, who turned to Twitter to vent and jab a political opponent at the same time. "
    I just knew the Democrats did it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    Oh, I see. He's trying to start a war between the northern and southern parts of California by insinuating the south is sucking up all the water.
    That war has been going on for decades.

    Nothing new about that.

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