Trump threatens to cut off FEMA funds for California fire relief


As seen from a window outside the Oval Office, President Donald Trump gives a prime-time address about border security Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Trump is threatening to cut off FEMA funds for California due to what he’s calling a problem with the state’s wildfire preparedness. 

“Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forrest fires that, with proper Forrest Management, would never happen,” the president tweeted. “Unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, I have ordered FEMA to send no more money. It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!” he tweeted Wednesday. 

This tweet comes just a day after Gov. Gavin Newsom held a press conference with fire officials regarding fire prevention. 

Here’s what Gov. Newsom had to say about Trump’s latest tweet: 



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