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    No other American president would contemplate cruelty of ending California fire aid

    https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-e...elty-of-ending

    It the midst of an unprecedented — and completely avoidable — government shutdown that is hurting government workers, contractors and farmers across the nation, President Trump inexplicably decided to aim his Twitter ire at the victims of California’s devastating wildfires.

    In a recent tweet, Trump said he has ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stop providing disaster relief funds to the state, which are intended to help get victims back on their feet and help ravaged communities recover.
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    His basis for the cruel threat is his long-disproven claim that wildfires in California are the result of bad forest management by the state. There are many reasons the president’s claim is false, not the least of which is that most of the forestlands in California are federally owned — and therefore, currently managed by his own administration.

    Our Bully-in-Chief. Probably wants to take away FEMA funds from Puerto Rico also, as they can't vote for him in 2020 anyway.

    These funds are probably destined for the Great Wall of Trump along the southern invasion front.
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    Re: No other American president would contemplate cruelty of ending California fire aid

    This is what happens when the nation elects a lunatic with a Twitter following.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: No other American president would contemplate cruelty of ending California fire aid

    Isn't it unfortunate that after all the evil doings you suspect Trump of he's holding his own in one of
    the most important tossup states of the last election in approvals ratings & is far ahead of congress
    in that same area, while at the sometime far exceeding the approval of Europes big 3 leaders, Merkel,
    May & Macron! According to Realclearpolitics.com

    North Carolina: Trump vs. Warren PPP (D) Trump 46, Warren 46 Tie
    North Carolina: Trump vs. O'Rourke PPP (D) Trump 46, O'Rourke 45 Trump +1
    North Carolina: Trump vs. Biden PPP (D) Biden 49, Trump 44 Biden +5
    North Carolina: Trump vs. Harris PPP (D) Trump 45, Harris 45 Tie
    North Carolina: Trump vs. Sanders PPP (D) Sanders 48, Trump 45 Sanders +3
    North Carolina: Trump vs. Booker PPP (D) Trump 46, Booker 45 Trump +1
    President Trump Job Approval Economist/YouGov Approve 44, Disapprove 53 Disapprove +9
    President Trump Job Approval Reuters/Ipsos Approve 40, Disapprove 55 Disapprove +15
    Congressional Job Approval Reuters/Ipsos Approve 23, Disapprove 66 Disapprove +43
    Congressional Job Approval Economist/YouGov Approve 12, Disapprove 70 Disapprove +58

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    Re: No other American president would contemplate cruelty of ending California fire aid

    I can't blame Trump for the wildfires even though this is a federal issue, for the lands do belong to the federal government. This issue goes back to the days of Clinton, when he authorized the moratorium on logging, thinning and under growth removal do to environmental reasoning, since then every President has followed suit. Since then these federal forest have become tender boxes just waiting to explode. I say that the federal government should either manage these forest or give them back to the States.
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