Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiOvernight Defense: Trump unveils new missile defense plan | Dems express alarm | Shutdown hits Day 27 | Trump cancels Pelosi foreign trip | Senators offer bill to prevent NATO withdrawal McConnell blocks bill to reopen most of government Overnight Health Care: Thousands more migrant children may have been separated | Senate rejects bill to permanently ban federal funds for abortion | Women's March to lobby for 'Medicare for All' MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday lashed out at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build Trump Tower in Moscow during 2016 campaign: report DC train system losing 0k per day during government shutdown Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees MORE for threatening to stop sending federal money to California to fight forest fires, saying the president's words insult Americans who died in last year’s wildfires.

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“Trump’s threat insults the memory of scores of Americans who perished in wildfires last year & thousands more who lost their homes,” Pelosi said on Twitter.

“[House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyHouse rejects GOP measure to pay workers but not open government McCarthy, allies retaliate against Freedom Caucus leader Rand Paul suggests holding State of the Union in Senate MORE (R-Calif.)] must join me to condemn & call on POTUS to reassure millions in CA that our govt will be there for them in their time of need.”

 

Pelosi’s call came shortly after Trump argued that California’s damaging forest fires would “never happen” if its forests were managed properly.

He also said that he’s ordered “FEMA to send no more money” to the state.

"It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!” Trump said.

Trump has previously threatened to withhold disaster funding from California for its wildfires. He’s argued that the state needs to fix flaws in its forest management practices to mitigate wildfires.

During a visit to the state last year he said that a country such as Finland prevents wildfires because they do a better job "raking and cleaning and doing things."

Wildfires ravaged California in 2018, with the Camp Fire in the northern part of the state killing at least 85 people and destroying thousands of homes. It was the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisOcasio-Cortez's first House floor speech becomes C-SPAN's most-viewed Twitter video Kamala Harris says her New Year's resolution is to 'cook more' Harris to oppose Trump's attorney general nominee MORE (D-Calif.) echoed Pelosi’s criticism on Wednesday, saying that “we should work together to mitigate these fires by combating climate change, not play politics by threatening to withhold money from survivors of a deadly natural disaster.”