Biden: America's Suburbs Will Be Destroyed by 'Hellish' Fires if Trump Re-Elected
Democrat presidential nominee blasts the president as a 'climate arsonist'
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden deceptively attempted to strike fear into voters by warning that re-electing President Donald Trump would lead to "hellish" fires, floods, hurricanes, and superstorms that would destroy America's suburbs.
Speaking during a campaign event on Monday in Wilmington, Delaware, former Vice President Biden slammed President Trump as a "climate arsonist" while historic wildfires scorch much of the country's West Coast.
The ominous prediction sounded like a prophecy out of the Book of Revelation as Biden attempted to blame the president for natural disasters occurring around the globe.
Biden made the comments during a speech on climate change while Trump headed to California to be briefed on the devastating fires.
Although he admitted that the president didn't directly cause the wildfires in recent months, Biden suggested in his speech that Trump's "climate denial" was a contributing factor.
"Donald Trump's climate denial may not have caused these fires and record floods and record hurricanes, but if he gets a second term, these hellish events will continue to become more common, more devastating and more deadly," Biden warned.
"Wildfires are burning the suburbs in the West!" Biden continued, raising his arms and his voice.
"Floods are wiping out suburban neighborhoods in the Midwest!
"Hurricanes are imperiling suburban life along our coast!"
"If we have four more years of Trump's climate denial, how many suburbs will be burned in wildfires?" he asked.
"How many suburban neighborhoods will have been flooded out?
"How many suburbs will have been blown away in superstorms?
"If you give a climate arsonist four more years in the White House, why would anyone be surprised if we have more of America ablaze?"
"We need a president who respects science," Biden suggested.
"[A president] who understands that the damage from climate change is already here."
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Trump sparred with officials during his visit to California Monday over the cause of the wildfires and the best course moving forward to prevent them.
The president has suggested that poor forest management has much to do with igniting the fires.
"When trees fall down, after a short period of time ... about 18 months, they become really dry," Trump told reporters ahead of the roundtable discussion.
"They become really like a matchstick ... and they just explode.
"Also leaves, if you have years of leaves, dried leaves on the ground, it just sets it up," Trump added.
"It's really a fuel for a fire. So they have to do something about it."
During the discussion, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom shot back at the president after acknowledging poor forest management is a part of the problem, noting that 57% of California forests are on land controlled by the federal government, according to The Blaze.
The governor also pushed back on Trump's perspective that climate change is not the primary cause of fires.
"The hots are getting hotter. The drys are getting drier," Newsom asserted.
"Something has happened to the plumbing of the world ... and we submit the science is self-evident that climate change is real. Please respect the difference of opinion out there."