Following the news of a catastrophic fire that engulfed much of Paris’s famous Notre Dame cathedral, President Trump took to Twitter to express his condolences—and his expert advice.
The President of the United States tweeted Monday, “So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!”
For the sake of both the safety of civilians in the populated city in France and the preservation of the iconic building, the entire world begs that firefighters in Paris read President Trump’s tweet and use their “flying water tankers” to “act quickly.”
The President’s comments about the Parisian fire are strikingly similar to those he made at the end of last year, saying that Finland rarely has forest fires because its citizens "spend a lot of time raking" unlike Americans.
"I was with the President of Finland and he said we have—much different—we are a forest nation. He called it a forest nation," Trump said, according to CNN. "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. So I know everybody's looking at that to that end."
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö said he has no recollection of making comments about raking to President Trump.
One user replied to President Trump’s Monday tweet, “You should visit next week and ask them why they didn't rake the leaves more often on the Notre Dame grounds. I'm sure that'll go over well.”