Trump Thumps Golden Boy Governor In California For Wild Fires

California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, comes from one of the four families essentially considered to be pseudo royalty in that state. That being the case, the golden and fair-haired boy would do the best for the place, one would think.

After the summer of rat-infested homeless camps, one would think the worst had come to pass in the Golden State.

Not so.

As usual for the autumnal months, dry weather and strong winds have made the conditions ripe for wildfires. Add into the mix the reality that the state has not done its job in clearing out wildfire fuel from the hot zones, and the place is burning to the ground in some areas.

Usually, the federal government comes to the rescue in California to help rebuild after such disasters.

Well, not anymore.

In a series of tweets over the weekend, President Donald Trump essentially played dad to Governor Newsom’s childish lack of leadership.

This isn’t the first time President Trump has slammed Newsom and his governing practices, and it isn’t the first time he’s threatened to cut him off.

And that isn’t all of Newsom’s troubles.

What is different this time is that Newsom is facing criticism from the left, as well. In the recent outbreak of fires, the Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) company — which supplies power to much of northern California — imposed electricity blackouts on large portions of the state for fear that high winds could damage power lines and trigger wildfires.

Newsom has angrily denounced the company, but critics are upset that he had no contingency plan in place for dealing with the foreseeable possibility that now-bankrupt PG&E would start using blackouts to limit its insurance liabilities.

Thus, millions in the state of California are without power on a rolling basis as the fires burn through the brush while they wait for cooler, wetter weather.

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