Ro Khanna Slams Trump for California Wildfire RemarkTop Stories

January 11, 2019 06:52
Ro Khanna Slams Trump for California Wildfire Remark

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An Indian American Congressman Ro Khanna on Wednesday railed against President Donald Trump for accusing California authorities of not proper forest management, saying that his statement is factually incorrect.

Trump on Wednesday tweeted that he has directed his administration not to give any additional federal money to California for fighting a wildfire.

California wildfire, which is the worst fire in state history, has claimed dozens of lives and hundreds of housed destroyed. In addition, a Camp Fire in November killed more than 80 people.

"Billions of dollars are sent to the state of California for forest fires that, with proper forest management, would never happen. Unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, I have ordered FEMA to send no more money. It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!" Trump tweeted.

Criticizing the president for alleging the California authorities of wasting federal money by not properly managing wildfires, Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna, who represents Silicon Valley in the House of Representatives, said, "This is a factually incorrect threat to citizens in California. The President has a responsibility to consult science and experts. His biggest flaw is not being aware of what he doesn't know."

Khanna was re-elected to the House of Representatives in the November mid-term polls.

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Khanna, the vocal critic of Trump, however, in recent weeks, had backed a few policies of Trump, including withdrawal of the United States troops from Syria and partial withdrawal from Afghanistan.

California is considered as a Democratic stronghold and Trump is improbable to get many votes during his 2020 re-election bid from the region. In the two years of his presidential term, the California state has been leading in opposing Trump's policies, including those on illegal immigration and climate change.

It has filed several lawsuits against the Trump administration.

-Sowmya Sangam

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