Comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler appeared to blame President Donald Trump for the wildfires ripping through parts of southern California this week.
Tens of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes, as the fires have already destroyed 180 separate structures and burnt through over 50,000 acres of land.
“Just evacuated my house,” Handler tweeted on Wednesday. “It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively. Stay safe everyone. Dark times.”
Just evacuated my house. It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively. Stay safe everyone. Dark times.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) December 6, 2017
Earlier this week, Handler attracted criticism after making a series of lewd remarks about White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during the latest episode of her recently canceled Netflix series, Chelsea, describing her as a “harlot” wearing “summer whore lipstick.”
Handler has relentlessly attacked Trump both before and after November’s election, at one point calling for a military coup to overthrow him. The Chelsea host also once took aim at Trump’s then-unborn grandchild, but misspelled the word “genes” in her attack tweet.
In January, the Netflix host mocked First Lady Melania Trump, saying she could “barely speak English,” despite the First Lady’s reported fluency in five languages.
Following her show’s cancellation in October, Handler said she would focus more time on her political activism. In January, she led the Women’s March on Main during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on the same day that activists marched in the larger Women’s March on Washington.
Handler isn’t the only celebrity to have cast blame on Trump for dangerous natural conditions.
In a September interview, actress Jennifer Lawrence appeared to suggest that this year’s particularly destructive hurricane season represented nature’s “wrath” for Trump’s election. The actress said later that her comments were taken out of context.
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