French officials respond to Trump's advice on how to put out the Notre Dame fire

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Tuesday 16 April 2019 09:30
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One of France’s most iconic and historic building caught fire and burned as French authorities tried to curb the flames with the world watching on.

As people from all over the globe sent France their sympathies, US president Donald Trump watched too, and took it upon himself to make suggestions about how the authorities should tackle the fire.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!”

It should be noted that Donald Trump, to our knowledge, has no education or training in firefighting or extinguishing hazardous fires.

A few hours later, the French civil security and crisis management account subtweeted the president. They wrote: “Hundreds of firemen of the Paris Fire Brigade are doing everything they can to bring the terrible #NotreDame fire under control".

All means are being used, except for water-bombing aircrafts which, if used, could lead to the collapse of the entire structure of the cathedral.

People criticised Trump for his 'insensitive' words and praised France' classy response.

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