California Asked for Money to Fight Wildfires. President Trump Responded by Threatening to Cut Off Funding

Jan 09, 2019 - Time Magazine

Amid a partial government shutdown that is headed into its third week with no end in sight, President Trump threatened to cut off federal funding for California – currently recovering from its deadliest wildfire in history.

Trump claimed that California had not been handling federal funds for forest fires correctly and that they were not utilizing proper forest management. He said unless the state gets “their act together” he would order FEMA to stop sending money.

“It is a d...