Speaking to an audience in California on Friday, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump told the crowd “there is no drought” in their state.
Trump claimed there isn’t a real water shortage. Instead, he said, state officials are intentionally denying water to farmers in the middle of the state — choosing to reroute the water to the ocean to protect an endangered California fish called the delta smelt. “It is so ridiculous where they’re taking the water and shoving it out to sea,” Trump said. “There is no drought. They turn the water out into the ocean.”
TPM picks up the thread:
Trump said that if he were president, he’d have a simple solution.
“If I win, believe me, we’re going to start opening up the water so that you can have your farmers survive,” Trump said according to USA Today.
And how is Trump going to do this? Why, he’s going to surround himself with the very best people. TOP people! He’s got this guy…Joe…Jabba Something. 1 He’ll fix the problems with all the dead crops and the dust storms!
What does this all seem so familiar…?
One of the more fascinating –not to mention terrifying– things about Trump is his propensity to utter whatever random shit that has wandered into his obviously empty head. Of more concern is his acolytes’ desire to lap that shit up with the same lack of critical concern as Bill Cosby’s Jell-O kids. Never mind that according to the very BEST fact checkers only 9% of what Trump says is based in reality.
And adding to that veracity deficient is Palin’s current Umerika Bizarro Tour in support of Trump, where she speaks in tongues she can’t control:
Proving once again that she is not merely laughable but deeply disgusting, in another speech in San Diego warming up for Trump, Palin criticized President Obama for going to Hiroshima this week, calling his visit an “apology lap.”
“You mess with our freedom,” Palin bellowed, “we’ll put a boot in your ass. It’s the American way.”
The crowd lapped it up, chanting, “USA! USA! USA!”
Meanwhile, back in reality…
“Farmland near Corcoran in the southern San Joaquin Valley sank 13 inches in just eight months last year. To the north, near El Nido, the land surface dropped about 10 inches.”
But morans like Trump see the lakes filling to what once was normal due to recent rainfalls and take that to mean the aquifers are being replenished as well 2, hence the drop in the central valley table. Future projections remain dire for the next decade, and that includes the ever decreasing snow pack, Cali’s water-bank.
Meanwhile we’re faced with a prospective Trump/Jabba denial combo as a solution.
Thor help us if Jabba turns out to be the smart one.