Chelsea Handler Faces Backlash After Blaming Trump for California Wildfires

December 7, 2017 Updated: December 8, 2017

While uncontrolled wildfires are engulfing southern California, one celebrity is taking the heat after blaming President Donald Trump for the fires.

Former TV show host Chelsea Handler, an outspoken Trump critic, was recently evacuated from her home where she took the opportunity to blame Trump.

“Just evacuated my house. It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively. Stay safe everyone. Dark times,” she wrote on Twitter on Dec. 6.

Some social media users slammed her for her comments in the middle of a natural disaster.



This is not the first time Handler received major backlash for her politically charged tweets. Last month the actress tweeted about the aftermath of the Texas church shooting that left 26 people dead.

“Innocent people go to church on Sunday to honor their God, and while doing so, get shot in killed. What country? America. Why? Republicans,” she wrote on Twitter on Nov. 5.

Her comments attracted criticism from thousands of social media users.

The wildfires have caused widespread panic and have so far forced tens of thousands to flee their homes around Los Angeles.

So far, no civilian casualties have been reported, according to Reuters, although three firefighters have been injured.


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