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Newsom fires back after Trump tweet: 'You are excused from this conversation' for not believing in climate change

California Governor Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomWhy Caitlyn Jenner should not be dismissed San Francisco lawmakers vote to make home of city's first legally married same-sex partners a landmark Woman charged with starting fire that burned 63,000 acres in California MORE (D) fired back at President TrumpDonald TrumpDemocrats, activists blast reported Trump DOJ effort to get journalists' phone records Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit Trump admin got phone records of WaPo reporters covering Russia probe: report MORE Sunday for his criticism of California’s forest management as wildfires rage across the state.

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The governor of the Golden State said Trump is “excused from this conversation” because he doesn’t believe in climate change.

“You don’t believe in climate change,” Newsom tweeted. “You are excused from this conversation.”

President Trump lashed out against the governor in a tweet earlier Sunday, saying Newsom has done a “terrible job of forest management” and could risk losing federal money to help fight the fires. 

“Every year, as the fire’s rage & California burns, it is the same thing-and then he comes to the Federal Government for $$$ help,” he tweeted. “No more. Get your act together Governor.”

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris says Mexico, US can work together to improve quality of life in Northern Triangle Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says 'it is time to pass the baton on to someone else' Harris's uncle discusses COVID-19 surge in India: 'The conditions are pretty bad' MORE (D-Calif.), who is running for president, also hit Trump over his criticism on Sunday. 

"Raking leaves is as effective at combatting the climate crisis as your phone’s spellcheck is at fixing your tweets. @GavinNewsom is doing his job. Maybe you should try it," she tweeted.


Several wildfires are charring northern and southern parts of California, with the largest, the Kincade fire, burning more than 77,000 acres and being 76 percent contained, according to the Los Angeles Times.

 Rachel Frazin contributed to this report, which was updated at 3:58 p.m.