Katy Perry and John Legend are just a few Hollywood stars who have slammed President Donald Trump over his early Saturday morning tweet blaming the California wildfires on “gross mismanagement” and warning of “no more Fed payments.”
“Our National Embarrassment can’t bring himself to show some empathy to Californians dealing with a horrific disaster,” Legend tweeted on Saturday
“This man is demented. Never stop saying it,” Ava DuVernay wrote.
“This is an absolutely heartless response,” Perry added. “There aren’t even politics involved. Just good American families losing their homes as you tweet, evacuating into shelters.”
On Saturday morning, POTUS tweeted,
“There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!”
Congressman Ted Lieu also took to Twitter to comment on Trump’s tweet, asking “What is wrong with you? Disaster victims deserve help & sympathy.”
The Woolsey fires broke out late Thursday evening, affecting the Thousand Oaks, Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura and Hidden Hills areas of Southern California. Many stars like Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Caitlyn Jenner, Rainn Wilson and Guillermo del Toro have been forced to evacuate, with “Doctor Strange” director Scott Derrickson tweeting he had lost his home.
Friday afternoon, the official Twitter of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area reported that Paramount Ranch’s Western Town set in Agoura Hills where “Westworld” filmed many of its Main Street scenes, had burned down.
Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen said during an evening news conference that, combined, the Hill Fire and the Woolsey fires spans 41,000 acres, with the latter doubling in size to 35, 000 acres within a matter of hours and forcing approximately 75,000 homes under evacuation orders along the Ventura County-Los Angeles County border.
Check out the tweet below:
This is an absolutely heartless response. There aren’t even politics involved. Just good American families losing their homes as you tweet, evacuating into shelters. https://t.co/DJ4PN26bLZ
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 10, 2018