Chelsea Handler evacuates, blames Trump for California wildfires


Television personality Chelsea Handler, among the thousands forced to evacuate due to the raging California wildfires, called out President Donald Trump in a controversial tweet about the blaze Wednesday. “It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively,” she wrote.

>> See the tweet here

The infernos have caused filming to halt temporarily and threaten the famed Getty Museum.

Handler’s antipathy for Trump often fuels her busy Twitter feed.

>> California wildfires force thousands to evacuate: Live updates

“We have got to get rid of Trump,” she posted on Nov. 22. “He is incapable of honesty or goodwill. He cares about no one. We must stay the course and not let up.”

>> Read more trending news

She also speaks out on national events with frequency.

>> On AJC.com: Strong winds ground firefighting aircraft

“Innocent people go to church on Sunday to honor their God, and while doing so, get shot in [sic] killed. What country? America. Why? Republicans,” she posted on Nov. 5, after a gunman opened fire in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation & World

Christopher Plummer gets Golden Globe nomination for role taken over from Kevin Spacey
Christopher Plummer gets Golden Globe nomination for role taken over from Kevin Spacey

The Golden Globes nominations were announced Monday, and among the surprise shut outs and front runners, Christopher Plummer’s nomination is gaining attention. The actor quickly replaced Kevin Spacey in the role of J. Paul Getty in the Ridley Scott film “All the Money in the World.” Having reshot Spacey’s parts in the film...
Not a fan: Hilarious Santa photo shows baby pleading for ‘help’ in sign language
Not a fan: Hilarious Santa photo shows baby pleading for ‘help’ in sign language

Kerry Spencer has an annual Christmas tradition that brings a smile to the faces of her family members, and this year, the public is getting in on the laughs. Spencer, of Parkton, Maryland, every year shares a photo of her son, Samuel, sitting on Santa’s lap at a mall in Provo, Utah. What’s unique about Samuel’s visit with Santa 12...
Police: Florida couple left child living alone in trailer for months
Police: Florida couple left child living alone in trailer for months

A Florida couple has been arrested after police said they rented a trailer and left a child there alone for months, police said. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said that the boy, whose age was not released, was left at the trailer for about two months until Jennifer Nichols and Joshua Sanders were arrested in November, The Pensacola News...
Man puts 14-foot-tall “A Christmas Story” leg lamp in front yard
Man puts 14-foot-tall “A Christmas Story” leg lamp in front yard

Forget hanging lights or setting up other traditional decorations like Santa, or a manger scene, one homeowner decided to take a more cinematic approach to holiday decor. A 14-foot-tall “A Christmas Story” leg lamp.  "Nothing says Christmas like the soft glow of electric sex,” creator Tom Gross told ABC News, quoting...
New York explosion: Suspect, 3 others injured in 'terror-related' attack
New York explosion: Suspect, 3 others injured in 'terror-related' attack

Four people were injured when a bomb exploded near the Port Authority in New York City on Monday morning, including the person believed to be responsible for the device, according to police. >> Read more trending news 
More Stories