Katy Perry, John Legend Bash Trump Over ‘Heartless’ California Wildfire Tweet

“There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor,” Trump tweeted early Saturday

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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.