Trump, Newsom Shun Heated Partisanship In Confronting California Wildfires

PA Pundits - International

By Fred Lucas ~

California Gov. Gavin Newsom personally thanked President Donald Trump on Monday for responding in “record” time to requests for assistance as wildfires rage across his state’s forests.

“I want to thank you and acknowledge the work that you’ve done to be immediate in terms of your response to our requests,” Newsom, a Democrat, said in meeting on the wildfires with Trump, a Republican, and other federal officials during a briefing at the Sacramento McClellan Airport in McClellan Park, California.

In a briefing on California’s massive wildfires, President Donald Trump speaks Monday to Gov. Gavin Newsom at Sacramento McClellan Airport in McClellan Park, California. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

“This may be a record that the state has received in the [fire management assistance grant] support, as well as the major disaster declaration, which you referenced on Aug. 22, which was profoundly significant, not only to help…

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