Donald Trump’s threat to withhold money from a state, he hates ,was just bull shit….
The money is headed there….
The death toll from the Camp fire in Paradise jumped to 42 Monday, making the deadliest fire in California history, as President Trump approved a major disaster declaration for California.
Officials said they recovered the remains of 13 additional victims Monday as teams continued search the burned out remains of thousands of lost home
Trump’s move came just two days after he criticized California, erroneously claiming that poor forest management caused the fires of the last week and threatened to cut off funding. His comments were met with widespread outrage from both California officials and many firefighters.
But on Monday, Trump struck a more conciliatory note.
“I just approved an expedited request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of California,” he wrote on Twitter. “Wanted to respond quickly in order to alleviate some of the incredible suffering going on. I am with you all the way. God Bless all of the victims and families affected.”
Gov. Jerry Brown sought the declaration Sunday, as fires raged both in Butte County and in Southern California…..
- The Woolsey fire has scorched more than 85,550 acres, burning homes in Malibu, Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks while threatening parts of Simi Valley and West Hills. At least two died.
- The Hill fire pushed through canyons to the edge of Camarillo Springs and Cal State Channel Islands.
- A new fire broke out off the 118 Freeway in Simi Valley.
- The Camp fire in Northern California’s Butte County has destroyed more than 6,700 structures and killed at least 29. It’s the state’s most destructive fire and is tied for the state’s deadliest fire.