Congressman LaMalfa Responds to President's Threat to Withhold FEMA Funding

Trump turns up the heat on Pelosi, says he is cutting off funds for CA wildfires

Although he blames the onslaught on forest mismanagement exclusively, it's actually a much more complicated issue - weather, climate change, human-building, and mismanagement are all to blame.

The President has since deleted the original tweet and reposted it with the proper spelling of "forest" - removing what Twitter users couldn't resist teasing was a reference to iconic 1994 Oscar-winning film starring Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump.

You know, like Forrest Gump. It does not, however, correct any of the lying.

FEMA didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to join her in condemning the president's comments, saying that President Trump's "threat insults the memory of scores of Americans who perished in wildfires previous year and thousands more who lost their homes".

Critics on social media questioned whether Trump could legally withhold FEMA money that has already been appropriated.

Trump turns up the heat on Pelosi, says he is cutting off funds for CA wildfires

Just before his tweet at 10.25am, Eastern time, the cable network's "Fox & Friends" programme - a Trump favourite - had extensive coverage of California matters.

President Donald Trump Tuesday tweeted a threat to cut off funding to help victims of California wildfires.

California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom speaks after being elected governor of the state during an election night party in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 6, 2018.

Trump's latest threat comes as he remains deadlocked in negotiations with Democratic lawmakers, including California Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi, who serves as the House's Speaker, over funding for a border wall that has resulted in a government shutdown that has stretched 19 days.

California Democrats reacted angrily Wednesday to Trump's decision. That included stops in Southern California to view areas affected by the Woosley Fire, and a visit to the northern part of the state, where the Camp Fire devastated the community of Paradise. Current law states that where there is a disaster declaration, the president can not "delay or impede the rapid deployment, use, and distribution of critical resources to victims of an emergency".

State officials have pointed to a variety of factors including some of the hottest years on record amid global warming trends. It is considered the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state's history. "The president's irrational climate denial will mean we need far more disaster relief, not less".

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