A major portion of California residents, Hollywood especially, have turned their backs on Donald Trump. But in keeping with his campaign promise to be a “president for all Americans,” he is stepping up to help the Democrat-friendly state battle wildfires.
Six fires are raging across Southern California, including the Thomas Fire. As of now, more than 200,000 families are temporarily homeless. Low precipitation and strong winds are making the blazes difficult to contain. Local meteorologists are warning that fires will likely spread.
In addition to threatening homes and businesses, at least 16 school districts are announcing closures. In northern San Diego, more than 20,000 people are without power. Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for both San Diego and Santa Barbara counties to free up much-needed aid.
After signing the proclamation, Brown turned to the man he despises for help. President Trump responded to the governor’s request and declared a federal state of emergency. The president directed the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate efforts and provide necessary resources to the state.
Trump to the Rescue
While the situation in California is tragic, we would be remiss not to address the irony of it all. For months, leftist activist groups have been pushing the idea of secession. The movement, known as CALEXIT, is seeking to have the state declared an independent nation.
If this effort were to succeed, they would officially be barred from receiving assistance from the U.S government. Even more ironic is the reason they want to leave the union, which, more or less, is because they don’t like Donald Trump or his “America First” policies.
“In our view, the United States of America represents so many things that conflict with Californian values,” notes the campaign. “And our continued statehood means California will continue subsidizing the other states to our own detriment, and to the detriment of our children.”
If nothing else, this situation explains why California shouldn’t burn bridges. Before they belittle President Trump and America again, they should remember who helped to pull them out of the fire.