Firefighters union prez slams ‘ill-timed and demeaning’ Trump tweet

Following an accusatory tweet from Donald Trump blaming “gross mismanagement” by California officials for the wildfires destroying large areas of the state, one firefighters union executive is voicing his adamant disagreement with the president’s take.

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“The president’s message attacking California and threatening to withhold aid to the victims of the cataclysmic fires is Ill-informed, ill-timed and demeaning to those who are suffering as well as the men and women on the front lines,” said Brian Rice, president of California Professional Firefighters.

Instead of focusing on sending aid to those impacted by the blaze, Rice lamented that “the president has chosen instead to issue an uninformed political threat aimed squarely at the innocent victims of these cataclysmic fires.”

Even as firefighters are “putting their lives on the line” to protect others, he described Trump’s comments as a “shameful attack on California” and “an attack on all our courageous men and women on the front lines.”

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