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President Trump said on Wednesday he has to send orders to stop the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), money to California, with a lot of forest fires “unless they get their act together.”
“Billions of dollars to the state of California forest fires, which, with proper forest management, it would never happen,” he tweeted. “Unless they get their together act, which is unlikely, I ordered to send to the FEMA no more money. It is a shameful is Mende situation in life, & money!”
November fire in the Northern California city of Paradise was the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, killing at least 85 people, and destroying almost 14,000 apartments.
PRESIDENT TRUMP ARRIVES IN CALIFORNIA TO SURVEY WILDFIRE DAMAGE, ACCORDING TO HAMMERS ‘POOR’ FOREST MANAGEMENT
Trump sparked a controversy, as he then blame the forest fires on the poor forest management and threatened to deny payments to the state.
In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Trump the fire brigade praised people, but said, “the big problem we have is management.” He said to rake in that the responders were bushes, which were totally dry and put on the fire: “The not should all raked, you would have the fire.”
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“You do not have to forest management must be it, I say that in a negative or a positive effect, I only the facts say so,” he said.
California Democrats reacted Wednesday Trump upset with the decision.
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“It is absolutely suggest shocking for President Trump, he would be destroyed to deny disaster aid to communities from wildfire,” sen Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif, said in a statement. “The attack on the victims is another deeply this President.”
Sr., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said in a tweet that Democrats and Republicans work together to combat climate change, “not policy to hold threats back money from the survivors of a deadly natural disaster.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.