Trump Threatens to Withhold Federal Funds for CA Wildfires

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FILE – In this Nov. 8, 2018 file photo a home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif. Insurance claims from last month’s California wildfires already are at $9 billion and expected to increase, the state’s insurance commissioner announced Wednesday, Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

California Governor, Gavin Newsom, responded to a threat by President Trump to withhold federal money intended to help the state cope with wildfires, saying residents should not be victims of partisan bickering.

Trump said the money would be withheld unless the state improves its forest management practices.

The dispute comes a day after Newsom joined the governors of Washington and Oregon in sending a letter to Trump asking for more federal dollars to clean up forests.

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