Monday, November 19, 2018

Trump wants to Rake America Great Again

I couldn't resist reporting on the year's best Twitter hashtag, #RakeAmericaGreatAgain.
Particular favourites of mine among the entries are the picture of a blonde woman raking the first floor with the caption "Just an ordinary day in the Finnish forest", and also the standalone "Holy shit! Covfefe is Finnish, isn't it?'
Just in case you missed it, all this relates to Donald Trump's insistence that Finnish President Sauli Niinistö once told him that Finland's exemplary record of forest fire management was because "they spend a lot of time on raking and cleaning up and doing things", and that if California had only raked more then the 77 victims would not have died in the recent (and ongoing) forest fires there.
Just for the record, Finland confirms that the country does not in fact take it's forests, and that President Niinistö actually talked about monitoring systems, forest roads and emergency preparedness. Not raking. Absolutely no raking.

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