As the death toll from the terrible California wildfires continues to mount, Donald Trump’s been learning a lot about how to prevent it happening again from his Finnish counterpart.
In particular, this.
Trump: “You gotta take care of the floors. You know the floors of the forest, very important… I was with the President of Finland… he called it a forest nation and they spent a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things and they don’t have any problem.” pic.twitter.com/cC8syQobdC
— Contemptor (@TheContemptor) November 17, 2018
‘You’ve gotta take care of the floors, the floors of the forest, very important. You look at other countries wehre they do it differently and it’s a whole different story.
‘I was with the president of Finland and he said we have a much different, he said we are a forest nation, and they spend a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things and they don’t have any problem, it’s a very small problem.
‘I know everybody’s looking at that, to that end, and it’s going to work out well.’
There was no shortage of people mocking him online. People like this, for example.
Be fair to President Trump when he gets something right !
There ARE fewer forest fires in Finland than in California
It’s basically to do with the temperatures
But top class Finnish raking helps to cool the wood down
— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) November 18, 2018
I’m relieved that President Trump has the answer for stopping wildfires in the age of climate change. Who knew it was as simple as a “forest rake?” I searched for them on Amazon but couldn’t find any. Perhaps a new product for Trump, Inc.?
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) November 18, 2018
But the best responses came from the people of Finland themselves.
Hi from Finland. We never rake forests, never. Parks yes, but forest, no. Has Trump inhaled too much smoke, and what smoke. Btw we have here the cleanest air, by far. https://t.co/Bo5Y5dwz7x
— Hannu Uusitalo (@unnaH) November 17, 2018
As a Finn, I would answer something witty here, but I still have some 228000 square kilometres of forest to rake, so I’m rather busy. Sorry about that.
— Teemu Pasila (@teemupasila) November 18, 2018
Honey, don’t forget to polish the lakes too, it’s your turn.
— margotdor (@margotdor) November 19, 2018
Yep, as a Finn I just ended my daily raking in the nearby forest. It is a hard job – especially when the leaves are under the snow.
— Pasi Pennanen (@PasiPennanen) November 18, 2018
— Lauri Markkanen (@MarkkanenLauri) November 19, 2018
Hear the Finns also drink a glass of river water every day. Guess what – no flooding!
— Rick Glanvill (@RickGlanvill) November 18, 2018
No, we just made our rivers run in loops to make lakes.
— Atte Pekkola (@AMPekkola) November 18, 2018
Let’s not forget the dedicated forest vacuumers pic.twitter.com/NsJimtFS5s
— The Flying Piranha (@Coqui6190) November 19, 2018
Do they ever Finnish raking?
— Logan E. Smith (@lsmith1964) November 18, 2018
Finland is called The Land of a Thousand Lakes for a reason; there are no vast dry forest areas in the country
— Thomas Sundberg (@tjatterthomas) November 18, 2018
As a Swede I feel inferior to Finns because of this. While I don’t even have the motivation to rake my back yard, these guys rakes millions of acres of forests ☹
— Mats Ullberg (@Mats_Ullberg) November 18, 2018
As for the Finnish president himself, this is what he had to say about his conversation with Donald Trump.
Finnish President “I never mentioned raking.”#CampFire https://t.co/j9w2a6bXek
— Jillian Hurley (@BeautyBind) November 18, 2018
To conclude …
Trump’s Prevention Tips:
How to Prevent…
Forest Fires: Rake leaves
Shootings: More guns
Election Loss: Russia
Climate Change: More Coal
Voter Suppression: Less Machines
Poverty: Tax Breaks for Top 1%
Successful Marriage: Porn Stars#rakeamericagreatagain
— Jared Bell (@JaredBellPGA) November 18, 2018
Oh, and this.
— HappyToast ★ (@IamHappyToast) November 18, 2018
Breaking! Prank your kids this Christmas with Elves Behavin’ Badly
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