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The Latest: Newsom says Trump threat politicizes wildfires

Jan 09, 2019 - Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on Trump's comments on California wildfires (all times local):

9:30 a.m.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has responded to a threat by President Trump to withhold federal money intended to help the state cope with wildfires, saying residents should not be victims of partisan bickering.

Trump said Wednesday the money would be withheld unless the state improves its forest management practices.

Newsom, a Democrat, says "disaster and recovery ...