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'Trump administration refuses California wildfire disaster aid'
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: October 16, 2020 01:22PM

Trump: I don't see a fire

Trump administration refuses California wildfire disaster aid
[www.nbcnews.com]

The Trump administration rejected California's emergency aid declaration for recent wildfires in the state that scorched nearly 1.9 million acres, destroyed over 3,300 homes and other structures, and killed at least three people.

Gov. Gavin Newsom wrote a letter to the president last month requesting emergency funds. In it, a regional administrator with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) asked the White House to declare "a major disaster" in seven counties ravaged by fires in September.

But this week, the Trump administration refused to grant a Major Presidential Disaster Declaration for early September fires, a spokesman for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services told NBC News.
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FEMA's press secretary, Lizzie Litzow, said in a statement Friday that the agency made damage assessments and determined that "the early September fires were not of such severity and magnitude to exceed the combined capabilities of the state, affected local governments, voluntary agencies and other responding federal agencies."

Litzow said California has the option to request assistance from the Small Business Administration and from other federal programs for loans that homeowners, renters and businesses could use to them recover.

She also said that if the state finds additional information to support their request for emergency funds, it can appeal the decision.
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Re: 'Trump administration refuses California wildfire disaster aid'
Posted by: PeterB
Date: October 16, 2020 02:13PM







Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)
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Re: 'Trump administration refuses California wildfire disaster aid'
Posted by: rgG
Date: October 16, 2020 02:14PM
I’ll bet he would give it to Florida, if they requested aid.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: 'Trump administration refuses California wildfire disaster aid'
Posted by: hal
Date: October 16, 2020 02:20PM
he's an @#$%& - how could you vote for this guy Swampy? Do you really think it's right that he only presides over the part of the country that he likes?
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Re: 'Trump administration refuses California wildfire disaster aid'
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 16, 2020 02:45PM
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rgG
I’ll bet he would give it to Florida, if they requested aid.

Mark my words, he will try to give aid to FL before Nov 3 - even if not invited to. He will try to bribe the FL voters.
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Re: 'Trump administration refuses California wildfire disaster aid'
Posted by: GGD
Date: October 16, 2020 03:06PM
Maybe Nancy can tack it on to the end of her shopping list to give to Mnuchin.
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Re: 'Trump administration refuses California wildfire disaster aid'
Posted by: deckeda
Date: October 16, 2020 04:00PM
So hold up, they actually suggested SBA loans for this? What’s next, IOU Post-It notes for tax payments?
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Re: 'Trump administration refuses California wildfire disaster aid'
Posted by: bfd
Date: October 16, 2020 04:16PM
Californians pay plenty in Federal Taxes every year. Perhaps Californians need make that more clear to Cheeto… of course, Cheeto doesn't pay enough in taxes to fully understand the concept.
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Re: 'Trump administration refuses California wildfire disaster aid'
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 16, 2020 04:28PM
.....they just reversed their decision......



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I reject your reality and substitute my own!
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Re: 'Trump administration refuses California wildfire disaster aid'
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: October 16, 2020 04:30PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. —

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that President Donald Trump has approved the state's request for a major disaster declaration for wildfires that have burned hundreds of thousands of acres in the state. The reversal came hours after the Trump administration had denied the bid and California officials were planning to appeal the rejection.

In a tweet Friday afternoon, Newsom said he had spoken with Trump over the phone and that the president "has just approved our Major Disaster Declaration request."

"Grateful for his quick response," the governor wrote.
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Re: 'Trump administration refuses California wildfire disaster aid'
Posted by: pdq
Date: October 16, 2020 04:44PM
Our Gov Walz asked for disaster aid following the George Floyd riots.

Nope. Not close enough to the election, I guess.
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Re: 'Trump administration refuses California wildfire disaster aid'
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: October 16, 2020 05:53PM
Trump's minder had stepped out for a latte, apparently.

Glad CA is getting their aid.
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Re: 'Trump administration refuses California wildfire disaster aid'
Posted by: hal
Date: October 16, 2020 06:10PM
deep state strrikes again!
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Re: 'Trump administration refuses California wildfire disaster aid'
Posted by: RgrF
Date: October 16, 2020 11:18PM
I've watched past videos of Newsom speaking to Trump on a public forum seeking aid, he literally kisses ass and bows to the Extorter-In-Chief. He knows that's what the psychopath demands and he accedes to those demands so long as it produces results.
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Re: 'Trump administration refuses California wildfire disaster aid'
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 17, 2020 09:00AM
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RgrF
I've watched past videos of Newsom speaking to Trump on a public forum seeking aid, he literally kisses ass and bows to the Extorter-In-Chief. He knows that's what the psychopath demands and he accedes to those demands so long as it produces results.

So true.

And it feeds his ego. By rejecting at first, he gets to force Newsome to kiss his ring.
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