Trump threatens to freeze forest fire fighting federal funds from California
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In the midst of a government shutdown, President Trump has threatened to cut off federal emergency aid to California for forest fires.
Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that “billions of dollars” are sent to California to help with its wildfire recovery efforts and claimed, without evidence, that the state would not need
the funds if there was proper forest management. “Unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, I have ordered FEMA to send no more money,” Trump stated. “It is a disgraceful
situation in lives & money!”
It is unclear, based on the tweet’s wording, if Trump already directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to withhold funds or if he would be doing so. FEMA representatives
did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday morning. An email sent to them generated this automated reply: “Due to the federal funding hiatus, we are not able
to respond to general press queries.”
It is not the first time Trump has targeted California. Last year, as deadly wildfires ravaged northern and southern California, Trump criticized the state’s officials for poor forest
management, even though it is the federal government that manages many of California’s forests.
just rake the ground and dump all your drinking water on the fire
This is an open declaration of war on US citizens.
See, this is why I get really sketched out when people say "let him go on and make all these obvious mistakes and keep the government shut down, it's his funeral when the consequences come back to bite him"
He won't be the one paying those consequences, and it's been really iffy whether or not he'll ever be held accountable for his actions in even a token manner
His base are seditious enemies of the state.
Yea right as though anything is gonna be done
Art of the fucking deal ladies and gentlemen.
Yeah, threaten to pull life saving funding. I’m sure that will make people more eager to find your wall that totally isn’t a waste of time and money.
Literally trying to hold American citizens’ lives hostage.
Case in point: seditious enemies of the state.
No don't worry its California they aren't ~~real~~ Americans
this is horrible but my half-asleep brain thought 'Trump threatens to freeze forest fire'
Okay but seriously try defending this
Trump is a bigger threat to America than all the brown colored people he's trying to keep out of the country combined.
I swear they're so fucking retarded that I can't believe they're actual citizens of USA. The idea of lacking this much critical thought is astound.
Talks of the Union is rich when you know these are the kind of people that would rally to the Confederacy.
And the wall isn't disgraceful?!
Fuck, he's just running thr country to the ground for Russia.
He’s not allowed to do that right? Please say the courts will bitchslap him or something.
That's awful and all but I came to this thread just because it's so cool that the title has seven F-words in a row.
I hope this awakens people to seeing that Puerto Rico wasn't an isolated one time incident. Trump isnt merely reckless with taling care of the nation, he is attempting to actively harm those he feels are aligned against him and feels no remorse for doing so under the guise of "saving money".
Maybe mexico will pay for the wall if we claim its a fire barrier.
1) He is literally threatening to let our nation burn to the ground to get what he wants. That's fucking psychotic.
2) California contributes substantially more to the federal budget than they receive back in federal spending.
Are we sure they aren't Russians pretending to be Americans?
Aw shit, first Trump freezes forest fire fighting funds, now he causes Big Dumb Patriot to lose his staff position on the forums.
What a world we live in.
I think it's completely safe to say that a good percentage of posts made on T_D are by Russian agents.
Reminder: dissent is literally banned on the Donald. Making any statement which does not support the President is a bannable offense and your nonconforming post will be deleted.
Reminder that the Constitution gives Congress explicit control over funding. Trump cannot withhold federal funding and when he's tried it before he failed for that reason, but he's a very stupid dictator and doesn't learn any kind of lesson from his mistakes because he's too preoccupied finding someone to throw under the bus whenever a mistake happens so expect to see him try and control the nation's wallet to punish liberal states again and again.
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