Trump Vows to Withhold Federal Aid For California Wildfires Until Gov. Newsom Gets His Act Together

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Posted: Nov 03, 2019 1:28 PM

President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted that the federal government would no longer provide federal money to help with wildfires in California. According to the president, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has "done a terrible job of forest management" because of environmentalists. 

Trump also slammed Newsom for the state's decision to divert water from the San Joaquin River to the Pacific Ocean as a means of protecting the Delta Smelt, an endangered species of fish.

Newsom clapped back at the president, clearly blaming climate change on the state's massive wildfires.

There are currently 11 wildfires burning in California (from the Los Angeles Times):

• Kincade - 77,758 acres burned, burning for 11 days, 76 percent contained
• Taboose - 10,296 acres burned, burning for 58 days, 11 percent contained
• Maria - 9,412 acres burned, burning for 3 days, 50 percent contained
• Saddle Ridge - 8,799 acres burned, burning for 24 days, 97 percent contained
• South - 5,332 acres burned, burning for 59 days, 76 percent contained
• Getty - 745 acres burned, burning for 6 days, 84 percent contained
• Burris - 703 acres burned, burning for 7 days, 98 percent contained
• 46 - 328 acres burned, burning for 7 days, 98 percent contained
• Hillside - 200 acres burned, burning for 3 days, 70 percent contained
• Sobrante - 35 acres burned, burning for 2 days, 0 percent contained
• Palisades - burning for 13 days