President Trump warned California to improve forest management as billions of dollars have been spent by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for forest fires.
Blaming for not managing the forest the president ordered a stoppage of aid saying the money has been wasted.
Trump earlier too criticized California how it dealt the wildfires. Last November he blamed poor forest management for the devastation caused by fires.
A day before California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a $1 billion forest management plan and another $105 million to help prevent and battle wildfires.
The wildfire, most destructive in California’s history, in November 2018 destroyed about 14,000 homes and killed more than eighty people.
Meanwhile, fire experts and local officials have criticized the president for his ignorance towards climate change and simultaneously denying climate change science.
Congressional Democrats from California too slammed the president.
Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.) said, “It’s ridiculous. That is reprehensible. These are families who are devastated and struggling to rebuild, and it will be a long rebuilding process… That’s just the vindictive nature of President Trump”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the threat of president insults memory of scores of Americans who lost their homes in the wildfire.
However, it is not yet clear whether Trump has ordered FEMA to stop aid for California wildfire.
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