>> Finland has been left bemused by Donald Trump's claims that citizens there raked their forests to prevent wild fires. The US President said on Saturday that Fins spend a lot of time on raking and cleaning and as a result, they have very small problems with forest fires. Trump toured the town of Paradise in California, which has been ravaged by the deadliest blaze in state history.
>> We do have to do management, maintenance.>> There, he said, he discussed the conservation method with his Finish counterparts. But President Sauli Niinistö, has since said, raking didn't come up when the two met. Telling a Finnish newspaper on Sunday that he'd simply told Trump that the Nordic nation takes care of its forests.
The comments have predictably caused a bit of a social media storm. Hashtags like #RakeNews have taken over and Finns have posted photographs of themselves raking America great again. Trump has caused controversy by criticizing the gross mismanagement of forests in California and threatening to withdraw related federal funding. Firefighters are still battling two massive blazes there.
Over 70 people have died so far, almost 1000 are still missing.