Trump Orders FEMA to 'Send No More Money' for California Forest Fires

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That would mean he can not order FEMA to stop sending money when a disaster has already been declared. "It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!" he said, referring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Trump deleted his tweet and reposted it to correct his spelling of the word "forest". Trump wrote on Twitter.

President Donald Trump revived his criticism of California on Wednesday, insisting again the state has mismanaged forest management programs and allowed wildfires to rage.

Trump's tweet came a day after Newsom and Govs. Gavin Newsom (D) and Sen.

Donald Trump's messaging on the fires in California has been, for the most part, woefully misguided. Another added, "His first order of business: expanding state-run health care, including full coverage to 138,000 illegal immigrants". Newsom attacked Trump's Tuesday night televised speech for border wall funding as "governing by fear and division".

FEMA is running on a thin staff because of the partial government shutdown. He doesn't have the power to unilaterally cancel federal funding for a particular agency's activities in a particular state.

In this file photo taken on November 10, 2018 Flames from the Camp fire burn near a home atop a ridge near Big Bend, California.

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California's Democratic politicians blasted Trump for his threat. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment.

Where Trump focused on poor forest management, Democrats in California said changing climate patterns also had played a major role.

Both of California's Democratic senators weighed in to lambaste the president. The utility said it's doing all it can to reduce wildfire risks. "Attacking victims is yet another low for this president".

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. The Woolsey fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties left three dead and levelled about 1500 structures.

Newsom also pitched an additional $105 million to help California prevent and battle wildfires.

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. 'Californians endured the deadliest wildfire in our state's history past year. We lost 86 people.