Piers Morgan raged against Donald Trump for an ill-judged tweet posted as deadly wild fires wiped out homes in huge swathes across California.
After speaking to a woman still living in Malibu, where the devastating fires have destroyed homes and taken lives, Morgans Good Morning Britain co-host asked him for his thoughts on the presidents recent Twitter activity.
On Saturday, as thousands fled their homes, Mr Trump tweeted: There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor.
Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests.
Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!
After receiving backlash for the comment, the President later tweeted: With proper Forest Management, we can stop the devastation constantly going on in California. Get Smart!
Piers fumed: Well A, hes wrong about that.
Theyre not forests, its not forest around Malibu, as anyone there knows.
There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2018
Secondly, its not about political point scoring and wheres your empathy? Where is your empathy?
The host added: He doesnt have an empathy valve, its a massive failing in President Trump, I wish he did.
Each time these things happen, I wish he would just say, my heart goes out to these people, I hope youre okay and what can we do as a federal government to help?
Instead he has to score political points.
The death toll from the wildfire in Northern California has risen by six to 29, matching the deadliest in state history.
Wildfires continue to rage on both ends of the state, with gusty winds expected overnight which will challenge firefighters.
The so-called Camp fire that ravaged a swathe of Northern California was the deadliest.
A total of 29 bodies have been found so far from that fire, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told a news briefing on Sunday evening.
Nearly 230 people were still unaccounted for, he said.
At least five search teams were working in Paradise – a town of 27,000 that was largely incinerated on Thursday – and in surrounding communities.
Authorities called in a mobile DNA lab and anthropologists to help identify victims of the most destructive wildfire in California history.
By early afternoon, one of the two black hearses stationed in Paradise had picked up another set of remains.
People looking for friends or relatives called evacuation centres, hospitals, police and the coroners office.
Former US President Barack Obama has said he and wife Michelle are heartbroken for everybody whos lost so much in California.
He said on Twitter: (We are) grateful for the heroism of the firefighters whove been risking their lives around the clock to save others.
More than 8,000 firefighters in all battled three large wildfires burning across nearly 400 square miles in Northern and Southern California, with out-of-state crews arriving.
Two people were found dead in a wildfire in Southern California, where flames tore through Malibu mansions and working-class Los Angeles suburbs alike.
The two severely burned bodies were discovered in a driveway in Malibu, where residents forced from their homes included Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian West and Martin Sheen.