President Trump says he’s cutting off FEMA funding to California over fires

President Trump says he’s cutting off FEMA funding to California over fires

In November, the president blamed poor forest management for the wildfires that wreaked havoc across the state.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency falls under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security, which has been left unfunded by the ongoing partial government shutdown.

However, Newsom also took aim at Trump in his inauguration speech, saying he wanted to "offer an alternative to the corruption and incompetence in the White House". On other occasions Trump has adopted a right-wing conspiracy theory blaming California wildfires on state water policies he pretty clearly does not understand.

Trump's latest Twitter outburst toward California came as the state's newly elected Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed an additional $105 million in spending to prevent, counter, and recover from wildfires.

Both of California's Democratic senators weighed in to lambaste the president. Current law states that where there is a disaster declaration, the president can not "delay or impede the rapid deployment, use, and distribution of critical resources to victims of an emergency".

Wildfire survivors in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties had been eligible for federal funds. She called on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, also of California, to join her to "condemn & call on POTUS to reassure millions in CA that our govt will be there for them in their time of need".

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.

The Camp Fire broke out on the morning of November 8 near the mountain community of Paradise, California, sweeping through the town and killing at least 86 people, in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history.

"I don't think this is an incident that politics needs to play a part in and I'm very disappointed at anybody that would use this as a political pawn", he said. Many California wildfires are in non-forested areas.

Crowder added, "I'm sure I'm not alone - we lost our home, we lost our business, we lost our community - and I don't think that anybody that's been through that would be too supportive of that tweet".

Q: Has a president ever threatened to cut off FEMA funding to a state before?

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