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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:10 PM

Finnish president denies ever discussing 'raking' with Trump


By QUINT FORGEY 11/18/2018 12:53 PM EST

The leader of Finland denied on Sunday that he’d ever told President Donald Trump that the small Nordic nation relies upon “raking” its forests to prevent wildfires — even though Trump promoted the dubious conservation method during a visit to flame-ravaged California over the weekend.

“You look at other countries where they do it differently, and it’s a whole different story,” Trump said Saturday, standing alongside Gov. Jerry Brown and Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom of California among the charred ruins of the Skyway Villa Mobile Home and RV Park in the town of Paradise.

“I was with the president of Finland, and he said, ‘We have a much different — we’re a forest nation.’ He called it a forest nation,” Trump continued. “And they spent 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. And it’s going to work out, it’s going to work out well.”

But President Sauli Niinistö of Finland told Ilta-Sanomat, the country’s second-largest newspaper, on Sunday that he never discussed raking with Trump during their brief meeting in Paris last weekend, where the leaders attended various commemorations marking the centennial of the armistice that ended World War I.

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Reply Finnish president denies ever discussing 'raking' with Trump (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2018 OP
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2018 #1
dawg day Nov 2018 #2
Demovictory9 Nov 2018 #3
smirkymonkey Nov 2018 #4
Tipperary Nov 2018 #5
Equinox Moon Nov 2018 #6
TomSlick Nov 2018 #7


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:13 PM

2. Was there ever a man who lied so much? And for no reason.

And here our allies feel emboldened just to point out he's talking sht. They should-- we need to hear over and over again that this is what Trump does.

He's trying to make environmental policy on the basis of a conversation he just made up.

Doesn't matter how many facts he's presented with (like, oh, Finland's climate is sub-arctic-- NOTHING like California's), he'll just blithely say that what he says goes.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:14 PM

3. surprise. Trump lied. I knew he was lying when I heard the audio

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:16 PM

4. I knew he was lying!

First of all, because he always lies and secondly because the Finnish President would never be so stupid as to say that they manage their forests by "raking and cleaning". Thirdly, because I doubt he would waste his time talking to Donald Trump at all about anything.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:18 PM

5. Not to mention, Finland gets rain. And snow.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:30 PM

6. Oh for cryn' out loud! I guess I should have known. NOTHING truthful comes out of his mouth.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:41 PM

7. I'm shocked, shocked I tell you.

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