Los Angeles – President Trump took to Twitter on Sunday, apparently renewing his threat to reduce aid for a California fire, CBS Los Angeles reported. His tweets touched on another word war with Governor Gavin Newsome.
The President wrote, "The Governor of California, @GavinNewsom has done a terrible job of managing forests. I told him from the first day we met that he had to "clean" his forest floors, no matter what his bosses, environmentalists, would pull out of him. They also have to burn and cut fire stoppers …..
".. Every year, when the fury of the fire and California burns, it's the same thing – and then he comes to the federal government for $ $$. No more. Take your act together the manager. You don't see close to the burn rate in other states … But our teams work well together in …..
"…. putting these massive and many fires. Large firefighters Also, open the ridiculously closed water lanes going north. Do not pour it into the Pacific Ocean. It should be done immediately. California is in dire need of water and you can have it now! "
time, Governor Newsome backed down, tweeted:
" You don't believe in climate change. You're sorry for that conversation.
Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson told CBS LA: "It seems President Trump has shown a misunderstanding of what caused our fires. Certainly these are not generally major forest fires, and Governor Newsome correctly explained that you actually have to look at climate change to find out why we have this problem in fires.
"California has always had seasons of fire. … It's not just something that has happened to climate change, but it certainly contributes to that, "she added." If you want to know who is right, ask the scientists. Don't ask politicians. What do scientists say? Climate change in real and specific ways has contributed to what we are experiencing now.
Levinson also noted that "If California were red or purple, we would not have seen these tweets. We play political roulette with the lives of our firefighters, with the people whose homes are at risk. "