After President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Finland doesn’t have the same wildfire problems California experiences due to the country’s raking of its forest floors, the people of Finland took to social media to mock the American president.
> No one, including the president of Finland, had any idea what Trump was talking about. But the comment did spark a new internet craze, leading virtually the entire country to get outside and do their “haravointi,” which is Finnish for “raking.”
> “You gotta take care of the floors. You know the floors of the forest, very important,” President Trump said as others around him looked baffled. “I was with the President of Finland [...] he called it a forest nation and they spent a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things and they don’t have any problem.”
> One video explains that it’s not Finland’s cold and wet climate that prevents wildfires, but the raking. They even have entire schools devoted to raking, he joked.