Rep. Schiff: Trump response to California fires show ‘how little he understands the job’ : NBC News


WASHINGTON — California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff dismissed President Trump’s response to the destructive Golden State fires, accusing him of threatening to withhold federal disaster funds for political reasons.

In an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sunday, Schiff lambasted Trump’s recent tweets blaming the devastation on “gross mismanagement of the forests” and threatening the state to “remedy now, or no more Fed payments.”

“For the president, at a time where people are facing utter disaster, to be making a statement like this, making a threat like this, just goes to show how little he understands the job he has, that he would be punitive at a time like this rather than coming to the defense of people facing the worst disaster of their lives,” Schiff said.

 

Source: Rep. Schiff: Trump response to California fires show ‘how little he understands the job’ : NBC News

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