President Donald Trump on Sunday scolded California Gov. Gavin Newsom, saying that he has done a “terrible job of forest management” while threatening to withhold federal financial aid, according to The Hill.
“I told him from the first day we met that he must ‘clean’ his forest floros regardless of what his bosses, the environmentalists, DEMAND of him. Must also do burns and cut fire stoppers,” Trump tweeted.
“Every year, as the fire’s rage & California burns, it is the same thing-and then he comes to the Federal Government for $$$ help. No more. Get your act together Governor. You don’t see close to the level of burn in other states,” he continued.
Trump tweeted as the northern and southern parts of California are ravaged by several wildfires.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the Kincade fire just north of San Francisco is the largest active blaze, having burned more than 77,000 acres since it began last month. It is now 74 percent contained.
Newsom snapped back. “You don’t believe in climate change,” he responded on Twitter. “You are excused from this conversation.”