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President Trump threatens to stop federal aid for California wildfires

Posted: 7:10 AM, Jan 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-09 18:32:23Z
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In a tweet, President Trump threatened to stop federal aid to California for wildfires "unless they get their act together."

President Trump tweeted that "billions of dollars" are sent to the state for wildfires that "would never happen" with "proper Forrest Management."

The tweet states that the president has ordered FEMA to stop sending money "unless they get their act together," which the president calls "unlikely."

Governor Gavin Newsom responded to the president's tweet, saying he, Governor Kate Brown of Oregon and Governor Jay Inslee of Washington have sent a letter "asking the federal government to work with us." Governor Newsom also said they were put in office to "get things done, not to play games with lives."

The tweets comes one day after Governor Gavin Newsom held a press conference with fire officials regarding fire prevention.