trpmb6 wrote:Lets be honest. If Trump did visit, do you think his visit would be treated with equal respect to help understand the situation?
The key part in your comment is "equal respect".
Based on how Trump has responded and interacted with California during his presidency I would say that yes, what you note as a potential reception by people in California would occur and be "equal respect" to what California has received from Trump.
Sad but true, Trump is receiving "equal respect" from almost everyone he meets and everywhere he goes.
Now if Trump does come and does actually listen to the fire experts that are even now telling him he is wrong, then I suspect the reaction would be different, still with the fringes and those with their minds already made up unhappy, but with many others pleased. I would be (as well as shocked because I don't know that he has that ability in him, he hasn't shown it).
As to the question some had as to why this is/became political: All things that involve controlling land and the state dictating where people can live or that impacts how much doing so will cost (flood & fire insurance, earthquake or any building codes, zoning etc.) is inherently political. And when there is a disaster, most politicians fall over themselves trying to both help by providing recovery assistance and investigate and look for who to blame (anyone but themselves).