As California burns, Dear Leader is now threatening to end federal aid for wildfires unless Democrats in the state play ball, starting with getting rid of Gov. Gavin Newsom.
President Donald Trump is threatening to cut U.S. funding to California for aid during wildfires that have burned across the state during dry winds this fall.
Trump tweeted Sunday that California Gov. Gavin Newsom has done a “terrible job of forest management.” He tweeted that when fires rage, the governor comes to the federal government for help. “No more,” he said.
Newsom replied with a tweet: “You don’t believe in climate change. You are excused from this conversation.”
The state controls a small percentage of forest land. The federal government manages most of it.
Last year Trump made a similar threat amid California fires — accusing the state of “gross mismanagement” of forests.
At the time Newsom defended wildfire prevention efforts while criticizing the federal government for not doing enough.
This is why Republicans keep cutting National Park Service and National Forest Service funds. Trump proposed cutting half a billion from national parks in May. So far Republicans haven't agreed to that, especially Western Republicans in mountain states. But hey, now a government shutdown is coming up. Maybe National Park cuts, especially for California, will be Trump's price.
Who knows with this unstable lunatic?