TOPSHOT - In this aerial photo, a burned neighborhood is seen in Paradise, California on November 15, 2018. - The toll in the deadliest wildfires in recent California history climbed to 59 on November 14, 2018, as authorities released a list of 130 people still missing. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)
TOPSHOT - In this aerial photo, a burned neighborhood is seen in Paradise, California, on November 15, 2018. - The toll in the deadliest wildfires in recent California history climbed to 59 on November 14, 2018, as authorities released a list of 130 people still missing. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)
TOPSHOT - An exhausted llama lays in a partially burned field in Paradise, California on November 15, 2018. - The toll in the deadliest wildfires in recent California history climbed to 59 on November 14, 2018, as authorities released a list of 130 people still missing. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)
TOPSHOT - In this aerial photo, a burned neighborhood is seen in Paradise, California on November 15, 2018. - The toll in the deadliest wildfires in recent California history climbed to 59 on November 14, 2018, as authorities released a list of 130 people still missing. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)
TOPSHOT - Burned cars litter a road during the Camp fire in Paradise, California on November 12, 2018. - Thousands of firefighters spent a fifth day digging battle lines to contain California's worst ever wildfire as the wind-whipped flames cleaved a merciless path through the state's northern hills, leaving death and devastation in their wake. The Camp Fire -- in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Sacramento -- has killed 29 people, matching the state's deadliest ever brush blaze 85 years ago. More than 200 people are still unaccounted for, according to officials. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)
TOPSHOT - A burned vehicle is seen at the remains of a residence after the Camp fire tore through the area in Paradise, California, on November 10, 2018. - Firefighters in California on November 10 battled raging blazes at both ends of the state that have left at least nine people dead and thousands of homes destroyed, but there was little hope of containing the flames anytime soon. So far, all nine fatalities were reported in the town of Paradise, in Butte County, where more than 6,700 buildings, most of them residences, have been consumed by the late-season inferno, which is now California's most destructive fire on record. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)
TOPSHOT - A halloween decoration remains at a burned home after the Camp fire tore through the region in Paradise, California on November 12, 2018. - Thousands of firefighters spent a fifth day digging battle lines to contain California's worst ever wildfire as the wind-whipped flames cleaved a merciless path through the state's northern hills, leaving death and devastation in their wake. The Camp Fire -- in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Sacramento -- has killed 29 people, matching the state's deadliest ever brush blaze 85 years ago. More than 200 people are still unaccounted for, according to officials. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)
TOPSHOT - Chris and Nancy Brown embrace while looking over the remains of their burned residence after the Camp fire tore through the region in Paradise, California on November 12, 2018. - Thousands of firefighters spent a fifth day digging battle lines to contain California's worst ever wildfire as the wind-whipped flames cleaved a merciless path through the state's northern hills, leaving death and devastation in their wake. The Camp Fire -- in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Sacramento -- has killed 29 people, matching the state's deadliest ever brush blaze 85 years ago. More than 200 people are still unaccounted for, according to officials. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)
BRANT NED: Nabolag etter nabolag i byen Paradise i California ble utslettet i skogbrannene 8. november. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)

Trump besøkte nedbrent by: – Dette er sørgelig

USAs president Donald Trump har besøkt ruinene av byen Paradise, som er mer eller mindre nedbrent som følge av skogbrannene i California.

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Trump landet ved 10-tiden lørdag lokal tid ved Beale Air Force Base like nord for Sacramento, der han ble tatt imot av Californias guvernør Jerry Brown og påtroppende guvernør Gavin Newson.

Utslettet

De to demokratene var sammen med Trump mens han reiste rundt og besøkte de store områdene som har blitt slukt av flammene fra to omfattende skogbranner i den sørvestlige delstaten.

Blant de første områdene Trump besøkte var byen Paradise. Flesteparten av de 71 menneskene som har omkommet i skogbrannene er funnet der.

Byen ble mer eller utslettet allerede i løpet av 8. november, dagen da den første og største brannen brøt ut.

President Donald Trump ser på ødeleggelsene i byen Paradise. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
President Donald Trump ser på ødeleggelsene i byen Paradise. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) Foto: Saul Loeb

– Dette er sørgelig å se, sa Trump, mens han stirret ut over en gate fylt av smeltede biler, trestubber og ruiner av nedbrente hus.

– De forteller meg at dette ikke en gang er like illle som det er i andre områder. De sier at noen områder er verre enn dette, at det bare er aske igjen, fortsatte Trump.

1000 savnet

Før han forlot Det hvite hus lørdag morgen, ble presidenten orientert om at over 1000 mennesker er savnet i delstaten.

– Det later til at det er flere savnede enn det noen overhodet trodde var mulig, sa Trump.

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