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Trump, California spar over money for wildfire relief funds

Jan 09, 2019 - Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold money to help California cope with wildfires, a day after new Gov. Gavin Newsom asked him to double the federal investment in forest management.

Trump again suggested poor forest management is to blame for California's deadly wildfires and said he's ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to stop giving the state money "unless they get their act together."

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