Donald Trump raised eyebrows with a bizarre rant about fish in California not having enough water. Chatting with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday night, the coronavirus-infected President of the United States said: ‘Look at what’s happening with the rolling blackouts in California.
‘Look at where California’s 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.’
Trump continued: ‘Number one, (California) should let water come down from the north, and accept it instead of throwing it out to the Pacific.’
The president appeared to be referring to a failed scheme which saw drought-hit California pump billions of gallons of fresh water into the Pacific rather than keeping it in storage over ultimately unfounded fears it would harm salmon fisheries.
Trump – who has received mood altering steroid dexamethasone for his Covid infection – also took aim at rival Democrats plan for a Green New Deal environmental policy, which he claimed would turn the US into a ‘ninth world country.’
The president refused to say whether he had tested negative for coronavirus, despite announcing plans to hold a rally in Florida on Saturday. Viewers were left worried by the sound of Trump clearing his throat, and speculated whether he’d muted the call at one point to cover-up a coughing fit.
Trump has insisted he is fully recovered from coronavirus after receiving a prototype antibody treatment from pharmaceutical company Regeneron. The pro-life president has come under fresh scrutiny after it was revealed that treatment was derived from aborted fetuses.
Polls ahead of the November 3 presidential election show Trump trailing rival Joe Biden badly, but the president continues to insist he will pull off another shock win, like he did over Hillary Clinton in 2016.
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