Trump: Calif. Sent Water Out To Sea To “Take Care Of Certain Little Tiny Fish”
President Donald Trump said during his interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday night that California would have to ration water because it was sending “millions of gallons” of water to the ocean to “take care of certain little tiny fish.”
Trump’s remarks came in response to a question about the Green New Deal championed by some Democrats, according to Business Insider.
"California is going to have to ration water. You know why? Because they send millions of gallons of water out to sea, out to the Pacific, because they want to take care of certain little tiny fish that aren't doing very well without water, to be honest with you. But it's a very sad thing that's happening."
Trump has ridiculed Democrats in California for conservation policies that redirect water to the San Francisco Bay to protect wildlife, particularly a small, endangered species of native fish called the delta smelt. The fish were nearing extinction by 2015 because of a drought that lasted from 2011 to 2017.