Trump Puts New Pressure on California
November 10, 2018
President Trump has called out California for its terrible forestry management, which seriously limits controlled burns. Fox News reports:
Just hours after President Trump issued an emergency declaration to provide funds to help firefighters in California as they battle at least three major wildfires across the state, the president threatened to withhold the federal payments — citing the state’s “gross mismanagement” of its forests.
Tweeting from Paris early Saturday, Trump wrote that “there is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly fires in California.” He added that “billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests.
Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!”