President Donald Trump woke up in Paris on Saturday in the mood to threaten California as it is about deadly…
President Donald Trump woke up in Paris on Saturday in the mood to threaten California as it is about deadly wilderness in northern California and hundreds of smoldering homes in southern California. In an angry tweet, the president threatened to withdraw federal funding from the state if nothing was done to “fix” the situation.
Trump is in Paris to attend an anniversary of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. But his mind was still on the disaster that took place west of the United States
Nine people have died in a wilderness of fires that began this week. All deaths were as a result of Camp Fire in the area of Paradise, California, near Chico. Almost the entire city is decimated by flames on Friday.
The CEO approved an emergency declaration for the state on Friday ̵
Trump has made similar claims earlier.
In August tweeted “California’s wilderness is enlarged and made so much worse by the bad environmental laws that do not allow massive amounts of easily accessible water to be used properly. Into the Pacific. Also, get ready to stop the fire from spreading! “
Firemen said that Trump’s statements and remedies were incorrect.
“We have plenty of water to fight these fires,” said Vice-Cal Fire Chief Scott McLean in a statement in August. Nevertheless, the Trump Administration announced that it would violate the Act on Endangered Species to Provide Extra Water – which is not required by the Fire Department.
He also criticized California’s management of forest fires at a 17th October meeting. During an exchange with Agriculture Minister Sonny Perdue, Trump California called “a mess” and “shameful”.
“I say to the governor, or the one who will be governor, in California: You get better your action together,” said Trump. “For California, we will not continue to pay the kind of money we pay due to fires that should never be so much [they are].”
Trump has long fired with the current California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, to be replaced by Trump antagonist Gavin Newsom. The Democrat was elected to the office last week. Newsom was previously married to former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is now on Donald Trump Jr.
“It costs our country hundreds of billions of dollars due to incompetence in California,” said Trump in the cabinet meeting.
It is unclear where Trump got the figure “hundreds of billions of dollars”. Cal Fire’s operational budget for 2018-19 is $ 2.3 billion.
Fire Management Assistance Grants, authorized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), repay as much as 75 percent of fire department costs for departments. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development also gave $ 201 million to the state of California in 2017.
Trumps tweet comes ironically when he is in Paris, the name of the Paris Climate Agreement, according to which nearly 200 countries agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change. The agreement was signed by the United States under the Barack Obama administration, but Trump pulled the country out of the agreement in June 2017.
Michael Mann, an atmospheric science professor at Penn State University, told PBS NewsHour in August as he believes climate change contributes to the increased fires of fires.
“We do not say climate change literally causes the events,” he said. “What we can conclude with great confidence now is that climate change makes these events more extreme.”