It would not be a day ending in Y if Trump didn't threaten to harm large numbers of Americans for no substantiated reason.
Trump began his day today by vaguely claiming he has ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to cut off support for the victims of California's wildfires.
Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forest fires that, with proper Forest Management, would never happen. Unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, I have ordered FEMA to send no more money. It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2019
Here's a fact: a majority of California's forests are managed by the federal government.
Here's another: a federal disaster has already been declared, money has exchanged hands, and there's no indication that the disaster declaration has been revoked.
You may remember that Congress rushed a farm bill to passage at the last minute before the Christmas break, but what you may not know is that the 2018 farm bill also included provisions for more aggressive forest management because, as stated above, the federal government is largely responsible for that.
The farm bill includes incentives for developing wood products that could be produced from excess or dead growth removed from the forest. For better or worse, the bill also removed environmental review hurdles for removing dead growth.