The Camp Fire that broke out early Thursday in Butte County has devastated the area. At least nine people have died and over 6,000 structures have burned down, making it the most destructive wildfire in California's history. Doing their best to mitigate the damage, California asked President Trump and FEMA for assistance, requesting they issue an emergency declaration that would clear the way for federal aid. Trump responded characteristically with a tweet that was equal parts callous and ill-informed:
That was it. No declaration of sympathy for the victims, their families, or anyone whose home or business was destroyed in the blaze. Trump responded to a massive environmental disaster by basically saying: good luck, and don't fuck it up.