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US President Donald Trump Threatens to Pull California Wildfire Funds

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Washington: US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut federal funding for the wildfires raging across California, in a Twitter spat with the state’s Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom. Nearly 100,000 acres have been destroyed by wildfires in recent weeks, and thousands have been forced from their homes. Although there were no reports of any casualties so far, the BBC reported on Monday. In a series of tweets, Trump blamed Newsom, saying he had done a “terrible job of forest management”. Several of this year’s major wildfires have burned in unforested areas. “Every year, as the fire’s (sic) 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,” Trump tweeted. (IANS)

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