Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | President Trump to Visit California in Wake of Fires Supported by ByJennifer Medina Nov. 15, 2018 LOS ANGELES — President Trump plans to travel to California on Saturday to tour the damage and meet with those affected by the wildfires that have ravaged the state. He is expected to land at Beale Air Force Base and travel to Paradise, the town in Northern California that has been decimated by fire. The visit will come a week after he blamed state officials for the destructive blazes, erroneously attributing the cause of the fires to poor forest management and threatening to withhold financial payments to the state. But he has since praised the state’s efforts, praising the firefighters’ “incredible courage” and promising federal assistance. The president has visited the state just once since he was elected, preferring instead to attack its leaders and policies from a distance. “There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor,” he wrote on Twitter last weekend, as firefighters were still battling back flames on both… Read full this story
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