"98% of the land that has burned is federally owned," he wrote. "Mr. President it was under your watch that their budgets were cut. I’m not so left leaning that everything done under your watch I think is bad or unjust... but what I know... what you have shown... is you are unfit to lead. Leaders listen, leaders stand with their people in moments of struggle and darkness. You sir do neither. You are self indulgent, you mock, and you incite. You put down good republicans and democrats alike. You celebrate your achievements and pt fingers in your losses. Your tweet is an embarrassment to you and this nation. Good hardworking people are suffering and you point blame. Be a leader!"
By Sunday (Nov.11), the Los Angeles Times reported that nearly 250,000 residents in Ventura and Los Angeles counties were forced to evacuate, and that 83,000 acres of land were scorched since the fires started sweeping through the area on Friday (Nov. 9).
Read Braun's full response to the president's comments below.