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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 06:01 PM

Trump administration rejects, then approves, emergency aid for California fires . . .

Source: Washington Post

Trump administration rejects, then approves, emergency aid for California fires, including biggest blaze in state history

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Fueled by extreme heat and dry, windy conditions, wildfires ravaged California in September, blazing through almost 1.9 million acres, destroying nearly 1,000 homes and killing at least three people. One wildfire, the Creek Fire, became the largest single inferno in California history and grew so fierce it spun up fire tornadoes with 125-mph winds.

On Friday, the request for federal assistance to help pay for the recovery from a half-dozen of those fires spun up a tornado of its own. Like the proverbial tempest, the storm over the money had been contained in a teapot by the day’s end.

The day began with news that the Trump administration had refused to grant California an emergency declaration that would make hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding available for areas devastated by the Creek Fire and five others. Federal officials said the most recent application did not meet the criteria for federal relief.

But President Trump reversed the decision a few hours later after a direct appeal from Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in a midday phone call. The declaration was approved, the hand-wringing over.
“Just got off the phone with President Trump who has approved our Major Disaster Declaration request,” Newsom said in a statement Friday afternoon. “Grateful for his quick response.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/10/16/trump-rejects-california-disaster-wildfires/

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And this, from the fool who dares compare himself to Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln famously said, "I may walk slow but I never walk back."

Trump better fits T.S. Eliot's Prufrok: "In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute shall reverse."


I won't echo the Governor, however. I'm not grateful for Trump's "quick response." I realize the governor is merely mouthing what needs to be said, lest he pique the fury of Donnie Diapers. But I won't cut The Don of Dementia any slack. The decision to help California should have been made with no reservations (or pettiness) whatsoever. Needy Amin should never have given our request a second thought before approving it immediately.

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Response to Journeyman (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 06:03 PM

1. Ha! I called this yesterday. Now, when we he retract it again?

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Response to Journeyman (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 06:07 PM

2. Some of those large fires are in republican districts . . .

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Response to Journeyman (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 06:09 PM

3. I'm so sick of his chaotic inept bullshit.

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Response to Journeyman (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 06:14 PM

4. I just wrote to Gov Newsom last night

suggesting the state withhold paying Fed tax until we get the fire money. tRump's immature behavior towards blue state should be shut down! I know the gov won't do it but I like the idea (Keith Olbermann suggested it first).

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Response to Journeyman (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:09 PM

5. Gov. Newsom is doing what's right for the people of California and I bet he takes a lot of showers

after giving kudos to Trump.

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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:16 PM

6. "Do me a favor" He forced Newsom to personally grovel. Newsom did what he had to do for his people.

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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 10:07 PM

7. Too bad I already voted for Biden.

This would have made me change my mind and vote for


BIDEN!

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Response to Journeyman (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 03:36 PM

8. He made him beg.

I pray to G-d he doesn't get reelected. I would seriously consider the issue of seceding, which is unthinkable at the moment.

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