Trump Threatens to Cut Off CA Fire Recovery Money

President Trump says he’s cutting off FEMA money for California fires

President Donald Trump on Wednesday again threatened to cut off federal funds to fight California wildfires, claiming the money is being wasted. “Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forest fires that, with proper Forest Management, would never happen,” Trump 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!”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., replied, saying Trump’s “threat insults the memory of scores of Americans who perished in wildfires last year & thousands more who lost their homes.”

Update: From the Guardian:  Trump’s threat to cut California wildfire relief leaves state officials baffled. “He criticized the state for ‘forest management’, a claim that was debunked and admonished the last time he made it.”

Update on Jan.11th:  From Snopes, a factchecking site: Fact Check FEMA Order re CA Wildfires.

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