President Trump threatens to cut off FEMA funding for California wildfires

  • Source: KABC-TV ABC 7
  • Published: 01/09/2019 08:45 AM

President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold Federal Emergency Management Agency money to help California cope with wildfires if the state doesn't improve its forest management practices. "Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forrest fires that, with proper Forrest Management, would never happen," Trump initially 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!" Critics were quick to pounce on the conspicuous misspelling in the tweet, and "Forrest" soon became a trending topic on Twitter. The president later published a new tweet with the correct spelling. This isn't the first time the president has criticized California for its handling of wildfires. Back in November, he blamed wildfires across the state on quote gross mismanagement, sparking backlash from firefighters and state leaders.


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