Trump's Response to California Wild Fires

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President Donald Trump's tweet blaming "gross mismanagementfor the devastating California wildfires is sparking a backlash from top firefighters' associations, politicians and celebrities. 

In a series of tweets Saturday, Trump said the state's deadly wildfires are a result of poor forest management and threatened to cut federal aid.  "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor," Trump tweeted. "Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!" Does the federal governemnt and Trump have an obligation to support states as they struggle in scenerios like California is now?