Category Archives: Donald Trump

‘The Late Show’ To Air Live After President Trump’s State Of The Union

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will air live after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address next Tuesday, Jan. 29 (11:35 PM, live ET/delayed PT), only on CBS. This broadcast will mark the 19th time in The Late Show‘s history it has aired live. The last time the iconic late night talker was broadcast live was during election night on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. This special live edition of The Late Show will feature appearances from a number of guests including Senator Kamala Harris, Bradley Whitford and Gary Clark Jr. Tune in next Tuesday, January 29th to catch Stephen and company in this very special television event. Check your local listings for additional information.

‘The Late Show’ To Air Live After President Trump’s State Of The Union

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will air live after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address next Tuesday, Jan. 29 (11:35 PM, live ET/delayed PT), only on CBS. This broadcast will mark the 19th time in The Late Show‘s history it has aired live. The last time the iconic late night talker was broadcast live was during election night on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. This special live edition of The Late Show will feature appearances from a number of guests including Senator Kamala Harris, Bradley Whitford and Gary Clark Jr. Tune in next Tuesday, January 29th to catch Stephen and company in this very special television event. Check your local listings for additional information.

‘The Late Show’ To Air Live After President Trump’s State Of The Union

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will air live after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address next Tuesday, Jan. 29 (11:35 PM, live ET/delayed PT), only on CBS. This broadcast will mark the 19th time in The Late Show‘s history it has aired live. The last time the iconic late night talker was broadcast live was during election night on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. This special live edition of The Late Show will feature appearances from a number of guests including Senator Kamala Harris, Bradley Whitford and Gary Clark Jr. Tune in next Tuesday, January 29th to catch Stephen and company in this very special television event. Check your local listings for additional information.

Newsom Fires Back After Trump Threatens To Withhold California Wildfire Funds

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — Less than 48 hours after he was sworn in as California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom found himself locking horns with President Donald Trump Wednesday over wildfire funding and the state’s forest management policies.

Trump once again suggested in a posting on Twitter that poor forest management is to blame for California’s deadly wildfires and said he’s ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to stop giving the state money “unless they get their act together.”

Newsom fired back, telling Trump in a tweet — “We have been put in office by the voters to get things done, not to play games with lives.”

Trump’s tweet came a day after Newsom and Govs. Jay Inslee and Kate Brown of Washington and Oregon, respectively, sent a letter to the president asking him to double federal funding for forest management.

California’s Democratic U.S. senators also denounced Trump’s tweet Wednesday. In a statement, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said, “It’s absolutely shocking for President Trump to suggest he would deny disaster assistance to communities destroyed by wildfire. Attacking victims is yet another low for this president … If the president were serious about addressing wildfire, he would recommit the United States to reducing harmful emissions rather than attacking wildfire victims and referring to climate change as a hoax.”

Sen. Kamala Harris tweeted, “Californians endured the deadliest wildfire in our state’s history last year. 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.”

California Republican lawmakers were also critical of Trump’s threat. Rep. Doug LaMalfa, state Sen. Jim Nielsen and state Assemblyman Jim Gallagher all represent a Northern California community leveled by wildfire in November.

Nielsen and Gallagher said Trump’s threat to withhold money was “wholly unacceptable.” They added that a “Twitter war” between Trump and Newsom was “not helpful.”

LaMalfa said federal and state policies for fire management can be improved. But he said California’s wildfire victims are “American citizens who require our help.”

Newsom noted that California has pledged $1 billion over the next five years to ramp up its efforts, which include clearing dead trees that can serve as fuel.

More than half of California’s forests are managed by the federal government, and the letter noted the U.S. Forest Service’s budget has steadily decreased since 2016.

“Our significant state-level efforts will not be as effective without a similar commitment to increased wildland management by you, our federal partners,” the letter read.

In a Tuesday event on wildfire safety, Newsom had praised Trump for always providing California with necessary disaster relief funds.

In November, the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century leveled the California town of Paradise, killing 86 people and destroying about 14,000 homes. Trump toured the fire devastation with Newsom.

Trump Tweets He’ll Order FEMA To Stop Sending Money To California Over Forest Management

WASHINGTON (CBS13) – President Donald Trump said he’s ordered FEMA to cut off money to California over his criticism of forest management.

In a tweet Wednesday morning, Trump continued his line of criticism he’s repeated since fire season: that improper forest management, not climate change, is to blame for the destructive wildfires California has seen recently.

“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!” Trump tweeted.

New California governor Gavin Newsom responded to Trump’s tweet, saying politicians shouldn’t be playing games with lives.

“Disasters and recovery are no time for politics. I’m already taking action to modernize and manage our forests and emergency responses,” Gov. Newsom tweeted. “The people of CA — folks in Paradise — should not be victims to partisan bickering.”

Trump visited California in February and toured the destruction left by the Camp Fire in Butte County.

The president approved a federal disaster declaration after the fire, but not before criticizing forest management and threatening to cut off federal payments to California.

“We do have to do management, maintenance, and we’ll be working also with environmental groups,” Trump said after the meeting with then-Gov. Jerry Brown and Gov.-elect Newsom.

In his first full day in office on Tuesday, Gov. Newsom pledged tens of millions of dollars to fight wildfires and deal with the aftermath.

“We are at a point where everybody’s had enough and we need to, I think, make sure we are prepared more than ever for the next few months as we enter into the height of our fire season,” Newsom said at a press conference with California’s Office of Emergency Services officials.

The $305 million plan would fund new helicopters, planes, infrared cameras and new communications equipment. About two-thirds of the funding already has been approved.

Newsom is also pushing to digitize the 911 system using a fee.