Neil Young blasts Trump as ‘unfit’ after California fire destroys Canadian’s home


Canadian singer Neil Young attacked U.S. President Donald Trump as an “unfit leader” and climate-changedenier on Sunday, after California’s raging wildfires wiped out the rocker’s home in Malibu.

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Young accused Trump of ignoring climate change and playing politics with the wildfires in California, where 31 people have been killed, 150,000 have been displaced and more than 1,040 square kilometres have been scorched by massive wildfires.

“It really is time for a reckoning with this unfit leader,” Young wrote in a blog post on his website Sunday.

“California is vulnerable — not because of poor forest management as DT (our so-called president) would have us think,” Young wrote.

“We are vulnerable because of Climate Change; the extreme weather events and our extended drought is part of it.”

The rocker accused Trump of denying climate change and ignoring scientific evidence in favour of “his own, convenient opinion.”

Young appeared to be responding to a series of tweets Trump issued over the weekend, in which the president blamed “forest management” for the deadly blazes.

Trump threatened on Saturday to stop providing financial help to California if the state did not remedy its “gross mismanagement of the forests.”

Young accused Trump of ignoring the scientific evidence around climate change.

“Firefighters have never seen anything like this in their lives,” Young wrote.

Young has openly criticized Trump in the past, including last week, when he complained about the president using his song Rockin’ in the Free World at appearances.

“Legally, he has the right to, however it goes against my wishes,” Young wrote on Instagram.

The singer turned 73 on Monday.

Article originally posted by globalnews.