I sometimes wonder if Trump has ever taken a single step off concrete.
I mean that seriously.
No, I don't mean walking on a golf course fairway or green, or to or fro the Presidential helicopter.
I mean walking somewhere in nature, on a trail in a forest, or even a few steps off the edge of a city.
Because he has weird ideas about forests and how to contain forest fires, like all you need to do is keep hundreds of thousands of acres raked clean and the fire potential will vanish.
During a speech in Pennsylvania, the president blamed the wildfires on "years" of poor forest management in California.
"And I see again, the forest fires are starting," Trump said. "They're starting again in California. And I said, you've got to clean your floors. You've got to clean your floors."
"I've been telling them this now for three years, but they don't want to listen," he added.
Trump made similar comments last year, prompting California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) to hit back by saying the president was unqualified to weigh in on fire safety due to his past remarks calling climate change a hoax.
"The Governor of California, @GavinNewsom, has done a terrible job of forest management. I told him from the first day we met that he must 'clean' his forest floors regardless of what his bosses, the environmentalists, DEMAND of him," Trump tweeted in November.
Bush Jr at least flew over Katrina -- an image some think represented the functional end of his presidency -- but as far as I know Trump has never visited California during a forest fire -- why would he, he doesn't get their electoral votes so to him they don't exist -- just as for Iowa last week in their destructive derecho he only spent 30 minutes in an airplane hanger after their devastating derecho. We are not talking about an empathetic man here.