Trump ‘Cheats At Golf’: Bloomberg Mocks President With Billboard

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Democratic White House hopeful Michael Bloomberg mocked Donald Trump with a giant billboard on the Las Vegas Strip on Friday, fueling their feud as the US president visits the city for a rally.

“Donald Trump lost the popular vote,” read one slogan on the world-famous street lined with casinos, while another read “Donald Trump’s wall fell over.”

The giant digital billboard is just two miles (three kilometers) down the Strip from Trump’s own hotel, where the president is staying while in Las Vegas.

Bloomberg is vying for the Democratic nomination to take on Trump at November’s election and has focused his fire on the president rather than candidates from his own party.

When Bloomberg did face fellow Democrats at a Las Vegas debate on Wednesday, Trump was quick to crow: “Worst debate performance in history!”

Perhaps inevitably in a row between billionaires, golf was also a theme of the billboards — “Donald Trump cheats at golf,” read a third sign.

“A lot of people cheat at golf, it’s probably true,” said Gerry Frenze, a transport company owner from Delaware who was in town for a convention Friday.

“But I don’t like the idea (Bloomberg) can buy his way into office.”

His wife, Kim Corrigan, had little sympathy for Trump.

“Trump makes you want to attack him,” she said. “I don’t like (Bloomberg) doing that. But Trump started it. The way he operates cheapens everyone.”

The attack comes on the eve of Nevada’s key vote in the race for the Democratic nomination, with media from around the world in town.

Another passerby who did not wanted to be named simply shrugged: “He’s got the money.”

But Mya Sepeda, a tarot card reader working on a pedestrian bridge beneath the sign, took the matter more seriously.

“Maybe it’s true but he is the president and he deserves a bit of respect,” said Sepeda — adding that he had foreseen Trump would win the last election.

AFP

California Wildfires: Ferocious Fires Evict Thousands

fireAn evacuation order has been issued for an area home to more than 82,000 people in Southern California after a huge inferno broke out in a drought-ravaged mountain pass on Tuesday.

A day after its ignition in the mountains, the fire, which has been described by some as the most ferocious wildfire they have ever seen, had spread across nearly 47 square miles.

Officials say the flames have advanced and is out of control, despite the efforts of 1,300 firefighters.

“There will be a lot of families that come home to nothing,” San Bernardino County Fire Chief, Mark Hartwig told BBC.

“It hit hard. It hit fast. It hit with an intensity that we hadn’t seen before,” he added.

According to Reuters, two firefighters were trapped by flames in the effort to evacuate residents and defend homes, but managed to escape with only minor injuries.

Authorities have been unable to say how many homes have been destroyed, but some fear it will be in the hundreds.

Investigations are still ongoing on the cause of the fire, as it has destroyed homes and disrupted transport links between California and Nevada.