Taking Action! Trump Punishes California By Threatening To Withhold Funds

President Donald Trump made it clear via Twitter that he was not ready to push more funds toward a state that is wasting it due to mismanagement.

Trump’s comments came on Wednesday when he pointed out that California eats up “billions” dealing with the forest fires that have ravaged the state over and over.

“Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forest fires that, with proper Forest Management, would never happen,’ the president tweeted Wednesday morning.

“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!” Trump added.

The issue of budget is high on the president’s list of issues to contend with, as Congress and the White House are locked in a conflict over the upcoming fiscal year’s budget.

Trump’s comments came after large parts of California were devastated, and the entire town of Paradise was almost wiped off the map. Its residents are looking to rebuild, but the effects were devastating.

The president’s comments were met with outrage on the part of California’s politicians. Senator Kamala Harris was less than delighted with Trump’s comments.

“Californians endured the deadliest wildfire in our state’s history last year,” Harris tweeted. “We should work together to mitigate these fires by combating climate change, not play politics by threatening to withhold money from survivors of a deadly natural disaster.”

This isn’t the president’s first time to weigh in on the forest fires. The president tweeted in August that he believed the devastation in California was exacerbated by “bad environmental laws.”

“California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren’t allowing massive amounts of readily available water to be properly utilized,” the president wrote on Twitter. “It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean.