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President Trump orders FEMA not to send any more money to California for forest fire assistance

Posted at 10:27 AM, Jan 09, 2019

President Donald Trump has again tweeted his dislike for the way forest management is handled and says he has called on FEMA to stop sending money to California to offer assistance to those affected by wildfires.

In the Wednesday tweet, the President says "Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forrest (sic) fires that, with proper Forrest Management (sic), would never happen. 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!", the tweet says.

While the President misspelled forest in his first tweet, he later sent a new tweet with the correct spelling.

Trump's tweet today comes as he faces heat over the ongoing government shutdown, in which FEMA is partially affected.

The recent large California wildfires continue to make headlines. In late December, PG&E could face manslaughter charges if it's found to be responsible for causing any of the state's spate of deadly wildfires, including the horrific Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive blaze in state history. The utility said it's doing all it can to reduce wildfire risks.

It's stock has continued to tumble this week as the California utility giant faces billions in liabilities.