The morning show hosts call out Trump after he plays the blame game with California wildfires.
The women of "The View" are not having the president's tweet blaming "gross mismanagement" for the wildfires currently raging in California.
Over the weekend, Donald Trump made his first comments about the devastating fires by tweeting, "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!"
The threat to cut funding really didn't sit well with Whoopi Goldberg, who wasted no time railing on POTUS for his tweet.
"There hasn't been any rain, we've been in a drought in California, that's why things are dry," she said. "If there's a spark and an ember, they travel and stuff burns. It's not that people aren't doing their jobs, people have died and lost their homes and you're blaming them? What? What?!"
"Embers fly, embers move, stuff is burning," she continued. "People are saying they've never seen anything like this before, ever."
"If there has been no rain -- because we don't have a switch, there's no switch, there's no rain -- it's dry, global warming seems to be real," Goldberg added. "If you're not sure, start with, 'This is a horrific thing that's happening,' not, 'We're gonna take funding from you.' What the hell, man!"
TRUMP'S TWEET ANGERS FIREFIGHTERS: The president received backlash for a tweet in which he blamed “gross mismanagement of the forests” for the deadly wildfires in California — and threatened to withhold vital federal funding to fight the infernos. The co-hosts discuss. pic.twitter.com/PDc6cugWQS— The View (@TheView) November 12, 2018
Goldberg wasn't the only one all fired up about his messages.
"In these moments, as the leader of the country, you're supposed to comfort, you're supposed to console those who are suffering, that's the number one job if you are in elected office and time and time again, his first instinct is never emotion," said Abby Huntsman, before recalling his responses to Puerto Rico and the recent synagogue shooting.
"24 hours later, it's a more thoughtful tweet, usually when his team gets to him and says you really need to change the narrative," she added. "That's what the country needs, we need emotion, we need comfort in these times."
But Joy Behar didn't want comfort from Trump. "He's not capable of it," she explained, "I wouldn't want emotional comfort from him, I really don't. When Obama did it, it was sincere, this would be made up."
Behar went on to say she doesn't feel the government is doing enough to take care of its people, bringing gun control into the conversation as well.
"It also seems as though nobody's watching out for the world right now," she said. "It's like these shootings at schools, before they lifted the ban on assault rifles, we didn't have as many of them. I feel like I'm living in a mentally ill world. I feel as though people who are in government need to be making laws to protect us."
Goldberg ended the conversation by simply adding, "Stop tweeting, stop it!"
Trump did follow up that original tweet with a few more later in the day on Saturday, as well one Sunday doubling down on his inital message.
More than 4,000 are fighting the Camp and Woolsey Fires in California that have burned over 170,000 acres. Our hearts are with those fighting the fires, the 52,000 who have evacuated, and the families of the 11 who have died. The destruction is catastrophic. God Bless them all.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2018
These California fires are expanding very, very quickly (in some cases 80-100 acres a minute). If people don’t evacuate quickly, they risk being overtaken by the fire. Please listen to evacuation orders from State and local officials!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2018
With proper Forest Management, we can stop the devastation constantly going on in California. Get Smart!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2018
The California Fire Fighters, FEMA and First Responders are amazing and very brave. Thank you and God Bless you all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2018