Trump says has halted USA funds for California wildfires, forest management

Trump says has halted USA funds for California wildfires, forest management

"Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forrest fires that, with proper Forrest Management, would never happen", the president tweeted, twice misspelling forest.

Over two consecutive days, the president took to Twitter to contend the state's then-Democratic Gov.

Trump tweeted that "unless they get their act together".

Trump at the same time appeared concerned for California residents in the path of the fires' wrath and unconcerned that cutting off the FEMA aide might put more people at risk of injury, death or losing their homes.

The state's former top firefighter doesn't agree.

One potentially interested lawmaker is House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy; a spokeswoman has not responded to a request seeking a comment from him.

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A van marked by search crews is seen in the aftermath of the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, US, Nov 17, 2018.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued a freakish proclamation that he has permanently ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stop sending California money to help beat forest fires unless they adopt his widely panned plan to prevent fires by raking leaves.

The president's tweet follows a fire season where the California town of Paradise was virtually wiped off the map, and homeowners and residents are lookgin to rebuild.

Another prominent Californian, Sen. In late December, PG&E could face manslaughter charges if it's found to be responsible for causing any of the state's spate of deadly wildfires, including the horrific Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive blaze in state history. We should work together to mitigate these fires by combating climate change, not play politics by threatening to withhold money from survivors of a deadly natural disaster, ' she Tweeted. Massive wildfires have become more common in parts of California, which experts attribute to years of fuel build-up and people moving into fire-prone areas.

The country does practice controlled burns, but it also has many lakes and roads - as well as a climate considerably colder than that of southern California.

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