The largest blue state in America just declared war on Donald Trump.
But they’re about to immediately regret their decision.
And it’s all because Trump just dealt this liberal state a humiliating defeat.
There’s no state in America that hates President Trump as much as California.
A liberal bastion that includes San Francisco and Los Angeles, California has long been a supporter of the Democratic Party in presidential elections.
And the 2016 race for the White House was no different, when California voted nearly 2-1 in favor of Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
California’s state government is also overwhelmingly liberal, with Democratic majorities in the legislature and Democratic control of the Governorship and the courts too.
But California’s political war with the Trump White House may have been a massive mistake.
And it’s all because of one move the Trump administration just took.
The Daily Caller reports, “The Trump administration is withholding over $9 million in wildfire assistance to California after a financial audit suggested the state was overbilling the U.S. Forest Service for costs incurred fighting fires on federal lands, officials said.”
“The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) said the withheld funds from the original $72 million reimbursement request are owed to local fire departments for costs incurred during the 2018 wildfire season, which took the lives of at least 85 people. The Forest Service said it needs to see the receipts before disbursing any more funds under the California Fire Assistance Agreement (CFAA).”
The decision to withhold funds comes at the same time that California is trying to keep Trump off the ballot in 2020.
And the Democrats’ misuse of past funds comes at a time when Trump is concerned about the growing national debt.
Giving more money to California’s liberal Democratic government for them to squander isn’t the right move.
Which is why the Trump administration is withholding the money.
“The audit found that the current CFAA does not result in reimbursement of actual expenses to local fire departments,” the Forest Service said in a statement Wednesday to the Los Angeles Times. “Our intentions are to fully reimburse the State of California for all of their actual expenses. The only payments that we have not made are those that do not have documentation that substantiate actual expenses.”
Trump is tired of watching liberal Democrats waste taxpayer money, in Washington or in California.
And he’s not having it anymore.
This isn’t the first time California’s Democratic government has made problems worse either.
“President Donald Trump said in November 2018 that California’s ‘gross mismanagement of the forests’ was the cause of 2018’s deadly wildfire season, and threatened to withhold federal assistance if changes weren’t made,” adds the Daily Caller.
“The Forest Service is ultimately accountable to American taxpayers and has the responsibility to practice due diligence in review of all fire-related claims made by local governments,” the service announced last week.
“The audit found several areas where the CFAA is not being managed to ensure mutual benefit between the Forest Service and the State of California.”
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