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Adam Schiff Tells Trump How Little He Understands About Being President During Interview

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Rep. Adam Schiff of California is a well-known, well-liked hero to people on the Left of American politics. Just last week, Blue Side Nation reported on the great work he is planning on doing in the House of Representatives now that the Democrats have retaken control of it in the midterms.

Live on TV, Schiff just demonstrated once again why we love him. On NBC‘s Meet the Press program, he absolutely laid into Trump for his horrendous response to the awful wildfires that have been raging in California in recent days.

Lately, Trump has been blaming everyone you can think of for the fires – except himself or his administration, of course. He has alleged, usually on Twitter, that the fires were caused by “gross mismanagement of the forests” and even used them as leverage to threaten the Californian state to “remedy now, or no more Fed payments”. Not a single mention of climate change or global warming, of course.

Schiff, though, sees straight through the President’s lies, fake news, misinformation, spin and inflammatory rhetoric. He retorted on the program that Trump was merely using a disaster to try to score some political points once again at the extreme detriment of others, in this case by threatening to withhold federal disaster funds for no good reason.

“For the president, at a time where people are facing utter disaster, to be making a statement like this, making a threat like this, just goes to show how little he understands the job he has, that he would be punitive at a time like this rather than coming to the defense of people facing the worst disaster of their lives,” Schiff said.

Wow! Schiff was totally clear in his belief that the President’s motivations and threats are entirely political.

“This is a president who, more than any other, is punitive,” he said. “He is only the president, I think in his view, of those who voted for him.”

He added that the President could not “care less” about “the rest” of the country – i.e. most of the population.

Of course, he is not the only person to come out against Trump on this. Even Colardo Republican Sen. Corey Gardner sided with Schiff, saying:

“I don’t think it’s appropriate to threaten funding. That’s not going to happen. Funding will be available. It always is available to our people wherever they are, whatever disaster they are facing.”

That’s a direct contradiction of the President. Ouch!


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