Hey, California, good news! there is absolutely no drought in your state! Yes to pool parties, yes to greener golf courses, and yes to reviving beer production! You can certainly all thank Donald Trump for that!
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke to California voters at Fresno last Friday, saying he has the perfect solution to the state’s water crisis: there is no drought.
“We’re going to solve your water problem. You have a water problem that is so insane. It is so ridiculous where they’re taking the water and shoving it out to sea,” Trump said to cheers, with more than 50 farmers in the audience who complained to him about their struggles. “They don’t understand — nobody understands it,” he said, adding that, “There is no drought.”
What water is he talking about? It seems hes referring to the water that runs from Sacramento River to the San Francisco Bay and then to the ocean. Trump accused state officials of deny these farmers the water they need to save “a certain three-inch fish”. The three-inch fish in question is the Delta smelt, a native Californian fish on the brink of extinction. In the face of the drought, this fish has become a symbol for the struggle in Californian state laws and water distribution.
Californians and environmentalists alike weren’t too please with Trump’s flippancy of the issue, so they took to Twitter.
— Josh M. Carney (@joshmcarney) May 29, 2016
If he’s going to do it just like he plans to do for his beloved Wall..
We're gonna build a water pipeline and make mexico pay for it. #californiadrought
Just a joke
— Redacted C (1) (@SYSTEM_C_1) May 28, 2016
Sorry, Trump; it’s not like it’s a tap you just turn on.
— C'estMoi! (@mostwiselatina) May 28, 2016
Even Marie Antoinette would be appalled. and let’s not even mis-attribute this to her.)
— troovus (@troovus) May 28, 2016
Someone’s lawn certainly needs trimming.
— Deborah (@DebErupts) May 28, 2016
Maybe he thinks himself a biblical figure?
— Larry Lambert (@LarryLambert6) May 27, 2016
And lastly, the similarities are just too good.
— Aaron Miller (@aronZona) May 28, 2016