California GOP gets Trump to budge on wildfire disaster aid

President Trump has reversed his rejection of wildfire aid to California following pressure from the state’s GOP lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

McCarthy “has just informed me that the President has committed to reverse FEMA’s decision to deny the request for a federal disaster declaration for the recent fires,” said California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock in a tweet.

“The Presidential Disaster Declaration is imminent and help is on the way,” added McClintock, who has fires burning in his northern California district.

Trump earlier this week rejected a request made by Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, late last
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