During a visit to fire-ravaged areas of California this weekend, Donald Trump said that the state needed to take better care of the “floors” in the forest by raking them out more often. He claimed that this is what happened in Finland and now they don’t worry about wildfires. Not only are Trump’s comments completely false, but he’s also sparked international ridicule for the US once again as Europeans mock us with pictures of them “raking” the forest on social media. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced