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Trump's latest threat to California draws immediate criticism across the nation

The president's warning triggers a strife on social media
miércoles, 09 de enero de 2019 · 13:49

UNITED STATES, Miami.- President Donald Trump went to his Twitter account this morning and created yet another storm, of the many surrounding his government in the last few weeks. This time, the president threatens California to cut off FEMA aid for November’s forest fires.  

“Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forest fires that, with proper Forest Management, would never happen. Unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, I have ordered FEMA to send no more money. It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!”, wrote the president this morning.

“Mr. President -- Just yesterday, @OregonGovBrown, @GovInslee, and I sent a letter asking the federal government to work with us in taking on these unprecedented wildfires. We have been put in office by the voters to get things done, not to play games with lives.”, reply governor Gary Newson, who just took office two days ago.

The president's tweet generated immediate criticism on Twitter, with people wondering if Trump can legally withhold FEMA money that has already been appropriated. It also comes at a time when the pressure on him for the partial government shutdown is increasing. The government shutdown reaches day 19 today.

“Disasters and recovery are no time for politics. I’m already taking action to modernize and manage our forests and emergency responses.”, added governor Newsom. “The people of CA -- folks in Paradise -- should not be victims to partisan bickering.”, he finished.

 







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