"Donald Trump told voters in drought-plagued California on Friday that he had a solution to the water crisis: Open up the water for farmers, because “there is no drought.”
“We’re going to solve your water problem. You have a water problem that is so insane,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee told a crowd filled with farmers in Fresno. “It is so ridiculous where they’re taking the water and shoving it out to sea.”
“They don’t understand it,” Trump said. “There is no drought, they turn the water out into the ocean.”
Of course, no rational, decent person could possibly believe that, and in fact, neither do the people who support him. Here, based on Green Eagle's decades-long experiencee at understanding what Conservatives are really saying, is a translation into plain English:
"We all know that California, as well as other parts of the world, are having absolutely unprecedented years-long droughts that show no sign of abating, and we all know damned well what is causing them, as well as the bizarre rainstorms and tornado swarms that have been hitting from Texas to New England the last few years. Well, here is my promise to you: I will never raise your taxes one dime to pay for this damage and the even worse weather that is to come. I will do this by simply refusing to acknowledge that it is even happening, so you can go on hoarding whatever money you have, rather than having to spend it dealing with this problem. Because, we all know that money is all you give a damn about, and you are going to cross your fingers and hope that things won't get really bad until you are gone; despite your big talk, you do not give one God damn about the fate of the country, or even about your own children and grandchildren, who we all know will have to go through hell because of your greed. But they can't vote, and they are not here now, so who cares, right? Let's party on, and they can clean up the mess, if they survive."
Yeah, there is an almost inconceivable amount of hatred and violent anger swirling around the right these days, but never forget that the thing that really motivates Conservatives is greed. Cut my taxes, that's all it's really about. And Trump's pronouncements, which seem so irrational to the rest of us, are understood perfectly by the Republican base.