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.
The Woolsey fire doubled in size to 70,000 acres overnight and forcing approximately 75,000 homes under evacuation orders along the Ventura County-Los Angeles County border, CNN reports. As of Saturday evening it was 5 percent contained.
Two people have been found dead in the burn areas, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Chief John Benedict confirmed. In addition, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield said in a statement that over 250,000 people have been evacuated from the Ventura County fire areas, and the shifting winds could bring added destruction.
“The strong Santa Ana winds have made this fire unpredictable and the winds are expected to shift today which could mean new areas, including potentially the Western San Fernando Valley,” Blumenfield said.
See the tweets 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
Our National Embarrassment can't bring himself to show some empathy to Californians dealing with a horrific disaster. https://t.co/WwLA7UTI8c
— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 10, 2018
This man is demented. Never stop saying it. https://t.co/EmjA7gLoVA
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) November 10, 2018
Jesus. Throwing a roll of paper towels at the situation would have been more compassionate. https://t.co/L55QgFZBVg
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) November 10, 2018
If only we had a LEADER capable of grasping what the events in California mean and guiding us to solve them! Mass shooting, the wildfires that have consumed 100,000 acres…the Pumpkin has flown away from his defeat at the polls to eat fois gras and throw wreaths at the dead.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 10, 2018
you suck at this … https://t.co/hLd1oIgFTd
— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) November 10, 2018
1. Zero consolation to those who have lost life & property.
2. The Bureau of Land Management's budget is determined by Congress.
3. Your own proposed BLM budget fails to properly fund prevention.
4. The mismanagement is a GOP Congress that refuses give BLM the resources it needs. https://t.co/a9Jku3YFjX
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) November 10, 2018
“People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.”
― Dostoyevsky https://t.co/oq0pSIhpXI
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) November 10, 2018
Maybe Trump would like to see what would happen if California threatened to withhold out federal taxes- https://t.co/WdFRhei740
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) November 10, 2018
Stop re-enacting your father’s coldness toward you. You’re not Fred Trump and we aren’t 10 year old you. Stop it, you shitty shitty person. Feign humanity. https://t.co/upobfKZgLM
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 10, 2018
— Bradley Whitford (@WhitfordBradley) November 10, 2018
I woke up to:
- the President shaming my state for being on fire.
-the President cancelling a trip to honor the WWI dead because it’s … raining.
-the President giving the Presidential medal of freedom to Elvis and Miriam Adelson.
It is 8:40 AM PST.
— John Ross Bowie (@JohnRossBowie) November 10, 2018
You Pig. This is what you’re talking about while the fires are still hot?
You sloppy Pig. https://t.co/M5gioT0xiI
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) November 10, 2018
Did the president literally take the side of a natural disaster over Americans losing their lives and homes today? Yes. Yes, he did.
— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) November 11, 2018
You relentless sociopath. We’re going to keep taking care of each other so you just type away with your tiny fingers and brain talking to the voices in your head. WE are rallying and coming together for one another. #Evacuations #CalFire https://t.co/X0bfuJKmZk
— Daphne Zuniga (@DaphneZuniga) November 10, 2018
Know this, GOP, you got obliterated last Tuesday. The only races you won were so rigged by gerrymandering a chimp could have won. And in some cases a chimp DID win. You are the party of nazis and white supremacy. Get used to losing.And know every wound you lick is self inflicted. https://t.co/IrzpzijpAT
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) November 10, 2018
Americans are burning alive and this is his response. https://t.co/Y3N2HjkKIe
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 10, 2018