Firefighting organizations and state officials pushed back against President Trump's controversial weekend tweet that threatened to withhold federal funding and blamed California's tragic wildfires on "gross mismanagement of the forests."
Gov. Jerry Brown's office referred to the president's "inane and uninformed tweets" as Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom emphasized relief efforts.
Scientists who study fire say both a warming climate and how people have managed forests has created a new environment for big fires to thrive.
This is not the first time Trump has tweeted about California's forest management policies during a wildfire emergency.