President Trump arrives in Butte County to assess the damage from the Camp Fire.
Posted by KSBY on Saturday, November 17, 2018
President Donald Trump visited Northern California Saturday to assess the damage from the Camp Fire.
The president arrived at Beale Air Force Base in Yuba County at around 9:45 a.m.
From there he took a helicopter to Chico, then traveled to Paradise, one of the towns destroyed by the wildfire.
Trump was accompanied from the Beale Air Force Base to Paradise by Governor Jerry Brown and Governor-elect Gavin Newsom.
While looking at the destruction from the Camp Fire President Trump said law enforcement has been beyond anything that anybody could have believed.
“To see what’s happened here, nobody could have ever thought this could have happened,” Trump said. “So the federal government is behind you, we are all behind each other.”
The president said he has been speaking with Brown and Newsom about working together to do a real job.
As far as what the federal government needs to do to help, Governor Brown said it needs to continue doing what it’s doing to help get first responders the materials they need to get the job done.
“It’s basically people that are right here, local people, state people that are doing the work, federal government provides some help and a lot of money and some expertise and somehow we will all pull through it together,” Brown said.
President said he spoke with Brown and Newsom about how to prevent this from happening again.
“We have to do management, maintenance and we’ll be working also with environmental groups, they’ve really, I think everybody has seen the light and I don’t think we’ll have this to this extent,” Trump said. “Hopefully this will be the last one of these because this was a really, really bad one.”
The president said everyone is committed to clean the area and keep it protect it.