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L.A. Mayor Says Federal Fire Assistance Is on the Way — Despite Trump's Comments

Sunday - 11/11/2018 12:22
Trump had tweeted on Saturday, "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor."
Harmony Gerber/Getty Images L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti
Harmony Gerber/Getty Images L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti is confident that federal assistance to aid in the fight against the Woolsey fire will happen despite a threat by President Trump that it might be curtailed.

“I spoke with the White House to special homeland security adviser Admiral Douglas Fears a little earlier to ensure that federal assistance comes,” Garcetti told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview Saturday.

Earlier in the day, President Trump blamed the fires on mismanagement by state officials. In a tweet, the President wrote: “There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!”

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