Finland Is Mocking Donald Trump For His ‘Raking the Forest’ Claim And It’s The Best Thing You’ll See All Day

President Trump visited fire-ravaged California recently. During his trip, he suggested that raking could prevent forest fires. Trump said that he spoke to the president of Finland. He claimed that President Sauli Niinisto told him the in Finland they prevent forest fires by “raking” preemptively. Of course, President Niinisto says he said no such thing.

Speaking to reporters in California Trump said, “You look at other countries where they do it differently and it’s a whole different story.” He continued, “I was with the president of Finland and he said, ‘We’re a forest nation.’ He called it a forest nation. And they spend a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things. And they don’t have any problem. And when it is, it’s a very small problem.”

Trump went on saying, “I was watching the firemen the other day, and they were raking areas. They were raking areas where the fire was right over there.” He continued, “They’re raking trees, little trees like this that are nut trees, little bushes, that you could see are totally dry. Weeds. And they’re raking them, they’re on fire. That should have been all raked out.”

The Forestry Director of the Finnish Forest Association, Heikki Savolainen said that Trump must be confusing “raking” with “thinning.” Thinning is a process of selectively removing trees to guard against forest fires.

Well, Finland is mocking Trump on Twitter, and it’s amazing:


COMMENT POLICY: We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, hard-core profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment!