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In Rare Move, Trump Administration Rejects California’s Request for Wildfire Relief

The Trump administration has rejected California’s request for disaster relief aid for six major wildfires that scorched more than 1.8 million acres in land, destroyed thousands of structures and caused at least three deaths last month.

The rejection of aid late Thursday, a rare move in cases of disasters on the scale of California’s fires, escalated a long-running feud between the Trump administration and California on the issues of climate change and forest management.

California has suffered a series of record-breaking fires since August, when freak lightning storms ignited hundreds of fires. Subsequent fires in September tore through parts of the Sierra Nevada and wine country north of San Francisco.

Judd Deere, a White House spokesman, said President Trump had already come to the state’s assistance when his administration authorized increased funding for debris removal from the fires as well as relief for the August fires.

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by Anonymousreply 1510/16/2020

I wonder how this affects Californian Republicans or Independents that might be undecided or veering away from Trump.

by Anonymousreply 110/16/2020

He only cares about red states

by Anonymousreply 210/16/2020

Remember when Obama denied hurricane funds to red states? Oh wait, he didn’t.

(I’m paraphrasing one of the posted comments, an excellent point).

by Anonymousreply 310/16/2020

He's trash.

by Anonymousreply 410/16/2020

I remember clearly when the GOP, led by Sen Cruz tried to block aid to NY and NJ after Hurricane Sandy. But when the South has hurricane damage, Cruz was the first to ask for aid

by Anonymousreply 510/16/2020

Trump reversed himself on this just recently. I guess his aides told him how utterly shitty it looked.

by Anonymousreply 610/16/2020

Oh right, the Roombas he bought them to sweep the dry leaves from the woods! Those ingrates didn't even use them and now they're crying for help?!

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by Anonymousreply 710/16/2020

R6 beat me to it.

by Anonymousreply 810/16/2020

Orange Manatee flip-flopped following a phone call from Governor Newsom.

Where's Pence's fly pal when you need him?

by Anonymousreply 910/16/2020

To be fair, he did offer to send them one roll of paper towels for every acre that was affected. Not a name brand paper towel, but still.

by Anonymousreply 1010/16/2020

Fat motherfucker

by Anonymousreply 1110/16/2020

Aren't you just sick of Trump and these motley crew of republican traitors? These fuckers HATE the American people. GET RID OF THEM. Vote them OUT!

Vote for Joe Biden!

Vote Blue Down Ballot! Vote for the Democratic Candidate in ALL elected positions (national, state and local).

We have to take the congress back. We have to protect the American people.

by Anonymousreply 1210/16/2020

[quote]In Rare Move

It's hateful, destructive and threatens the well-being of millions of people he was elected to represent.

So hardly a "rare" move.

by Anonymousreply 1310/16/2020

[R10] No, that was just a used toilet paper square that fall off his shoe. (some humor to cope)

This is Grim. This is DIRE. The American people are in DANGER. We have to protect them ALL!

Vote for Joe Biden/Kamala Harris!

Vote Blue Down Ballot! Just vote for all DEMOCRATIC candidates.

We have to get rid of Trump/ Republicans. Vote ALL Republicans OUT of office. Republicans are literally letting AMERICAN DIE. Repiblicans are gutting Medical Care for the American people. Republicans are bragging about hurting and killing us, "Us"meaning the American people.

by Anonymousreply 1410/16/2020

I don't see how the rhumba would help.

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