Trump orders FEMA to cut off funding for California wildfire relief


President Donald Trump speaks from the Oval Office of the White House as he gives a prime-time address about border security Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Washington. (Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP)

Just one day after his prime-time address on border security, President Trump took to Twitter threatening to cut off FEMA funds for California.

“Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forrest fires that, with proper Forrest Management, would never happen,” the president tweeted. “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!” he tweeted Wednesday.

Several California leaders have taken to Twitter to respond to the president’s tweet, including California Governor Gavin Newsom, who says “disasters and recovery are no time for politics.”

President Trump is expected to meet with congressional leaders on Thursday to discuss the shutdown.

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