Gavin Newsom, Trump Fight over Wildfire Funding After Hostile Inaugural Address

Breitbart | 1/9/2019 | Staff
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California Governor Gavin Newsom is fighting President Donald Trump over funds to assist with the recent wildfires in the state, after the newly-installed governor used his inaugural address to attack the president.

On Monday, Newsom took the oath of office and then delivered a fiery speech promising to “offer an alternative to the corruption and incompetence in the White House.” It was a gratuitous swipe at Trump that made headlines and seemed to backtrack on the progress the two made during Trump’s visit to wildfire-stricken regions in November.

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Amidst criticism that Trump’s rebuke showed insensitivity to the victims of ongoing fires, as well as first responders battling the blazes, the president subsequently made an extra effort to show his support for the state during the fires. Newsom joined then-Gov. Jerry Brown in welcoming the president on a tour of Paradise, California and other areas.

But on Monday, the detente was over, as Newsom — likely seeking a bolder national political profile — cast himself as the anti-Trump. The president did not take the attack lightly, announcing on Twitter he had ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to cease sending funds to California until it revised its forestry practices:

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Newsom responded in kind:

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) rushed to minimize the political damage — as well as the potential loss of funds — with a statement assuring the public that...
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