Officials Say Federal Government Has Been Swift And Cooperative With Aid Despite Previous Threats From Trump
President Donald Trump's tweet that the state had to fix its “gross mismanagement of the forests” or face “no more Fed payments!” concerned some state leaders, but the on-the-ground response to requests for help have been fast, officials report.
Trump's California Rants Belie Feds' Quick Disaster Response
President Donald Trump has repeatedly used his bully pulpit to threaten California’s federal funding, but the government — and his own party in Congress — don’t seem to be listening. After Trump’s latest threat over the weekend to withdraw funding, some feared the president may punish the Democratic-led state during one of its deadliest environmental disasters in modern history. But if recent history and the response from lawmakers are any guide, there is little reason to believe federal payments for disaster relief will be cut off. (Schreckinger and Cadelago, 11/12)
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Trump OKs Disaster Aid For California, But No Word On Whether He’ll Visit
President Trump, who toured Southern states after deadly hurricanes in recent months, has not scheduled a visit to California as the state battles deadly fires. But he did issue a declaration late Monday clearing the way for federal aid to flow to fire victims. (Kopan, 11/12)