REPORT: Fire fighters union rips into Trump over threat to withhold FEMA funding from California

JANUARY 9, 2019

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The head of the International Association of Fire Fighters on Wednesday blasted President Trump over his threat to stop sending federal funding to California to fight forest fires.

“This is yet another unimaginable attack on the dedicated professionals who put everything on the line, including their own homes, to protect their neighborhoods,” General President Harold Schaitberger, who leads the union that represents full-time firefighters and emergency medical services personnel in the U.S. and Canada, said in a statement.

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“While our president is tweeting on the sidelines in D.C., our fellow Americans 3,000 miles to the west are mourning loved ones, entire communities have been wiped off the map and thousands of people are still trying to figure out where they are going to call home.”

His comments came hours after Trump argued on Twitter that California’s damaging forest fires would “never happen” if its forests were managed properly. He also said that he’s ordered “FEMA to send no more money” to the state.

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  1. Jackiec January 9th, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    KEEP STRONG Mr President! I live in California it is a disaster and it has nothing to do with the fires. California does not deserve FEMA. Jerry Brown has destroyed our state. The Democrats are grasping at straws because they have out spent on union pensions and salaries.


  2. PH January 9th, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I feel terrible about the devastation caused by the California fires! I agree with Jackiec in that Jerry Brown and the rest of the Democrat, globalist, anti-American leadership in California are those who should be held responsible for all of the problems and financial issues destroying so many people’s lives in California – NOT the Federal Government or President Trump. For years, these leaders have undermined ICE and other immigration laws which were put in place to keep American citizens safe. They tout succeeding from the USA to become their own independent country, saying they have no need for the Federal Government or the rest of the USA. Yet they are constantly upset and blaming the Federal Government and President Trump that they aren’t getting more federal monies. They established California as a sanctuary state, opening the floodgates for illegals, criminals and all other kinds of people to come there and overburden all social and financial resources. No wonder so many people are leaving California! These left-wing leaders are the real source of California’s problems.
    Stay strong President Trump!!


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