Everyone Made the Same Joke About Trump's 'Forrest' Tweet

10 January, 2019, 01:01 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Donald Trump stands alongside Gov. Jerry Brown and Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom as they view damage from the Camp Fire in Paradise California on Nov. 17 2018

It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!' Trump added.

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"Disasters and recovery are no time for politics", wrote Newsom, who on Tuesday announced an interstate partnership and a pair of executive orders to combat the wildfire problem. The order directs the Interior Department and the Department of Agriculture to identify ways to reduce "regulatory barriers" to better manage forests and get rid of hazardous fuels, and it calls for "treating" 4.25 million federal acres - an area larger than CT - to cut fuel loads. "The people of CA - folks in Paradise", a community that was among the hardest hit by the Camp Fire a year ago, "should not be victims to partisan bickering".

"FEMA is actively contacting California Wildfire survivors to determine their housing needs and working diligently to identify additional short-term and long-term housing options", a message on FEMA's homepage said hours after Trump posted his tweet.

The Camp Fire broke out on the morning of November 8 near the mountain community of Paradise, California, sweeping through the town and killing at least 86 people, in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history.

Trump's tweet came a day after Newsom and Govs. He made the promise to help, and I expect him to keep it.

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He continued: "I have explained how I've evolved, which makes me say, 'I'm over it.' I'm not saying how I've changed any more. Now he's asking that people "erase" those past comments and said that LGBTQ people have to "accept people for their change".

In a tweet Wednesday morning, Trump continued his line of criticism he's repeated since fire season: that improper forest management, not climate change, is to blame for the destructive wildfires California has seen recently.

However, in Trump's budget proposal to Congress last year, he proposed slashing the forest management budget by tens of millions of dollars in the last fiscal year and this one. A Democratic strategist who previously worked for Newsom also weighed in, quipping to Politico that Trump should be more concerned about the "dumpster fire that is his administration".

"We have been put in office by the voters to get things done, not to play games with lives", Newsom tweeted. Trump has threatened in the past to halt federal support for California but has yet to follow through. While it didn't mention the wildfires, it reported on Democrat Gavin Newsom's inauguration as governor on Monday, prompting mockery by the show's hosts.

Trump signed "fire funding fix" legislation in 2018 to give federal agencies $2.25 billion to fight fires starting in 2020.

Calls and emails to the White House and FEMA yielded no answers, with an automated response at the disaster agency citing the partial government shutdown now in its 19th day, an impasse provoked by Trump's demand for money to build a southern border wall.

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