WA Gov. Jay Inslee Slams Trump Over His Climate Denialism as Fires Rage Across the West: ‘We Deserve a Federal Gov’t That Will Help Us Breathe’

A mask-wearing Washington Governor Jay Inslee condemned President Donald Trump’s dismissive response to climate change as millions of acres in his state as well as Oregon and California are being ravaged by wildfires.

Speaking with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Monday evening, the governor explained the conditions that have led to the massive conflagrations in his state and pushed back hard on Trump’s comments from earlier in the day. During a Monday afternoon roundtable meeting with California public safety officials, Trump had dismissed the scientific consensus on climate change and falsely claimed “it will start getting cooler” when confronted by California’s Secretary for Natural Resources about the role of global warming in fueling the wildfires raging across the West.

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