Trump Threatens to Cut Federal Emergency Funds to California


Earther: “Amidst a government shutdown and on the heels of a sober report concluding California’s Camp Fire was the world’s costliest disaster last year, President Donald Trump decided it would be a good time to reiterate the lie that ‘poor forest management’ is to blame for California’s wildfires woes. He also again threatened to cut off FEMA aid to the state.

“FEMA told Earther that a statement was being prepared in response to Trump’s supposed order, but a spokesperson declined to provide further details. The spokesperson did say that FEMA has continued to pay for disaster recovery despite the government shutdown.”