Newsom on KGO: Real test of Trump’s response to North Bay fires has yet to come

The wildfires that have ripped through the North Bay are some of the worst in the history of the state.

According to a report by CNN, the fires have burned more than 200,000 acres and 5,700 structures to date. A week ago President Trump declared the fires a major disaster, and has promised federal aid to the people affected by the wildfires.

Gavin Newsom joined Ronn Owens in studio Monday morning, and he complimented Trump as well as Vice President Mike Pence on their response to the fires. He went on to say that when the disaster ends, the real work starts.

“I care more about at the end of the day the substance, the infrastructure. What exists behind the scenes,” Newsom said. “Nothing worse than when we show up, again, for the photo ops, we show up there in time of crisis but we’re nowhere to be found six months later when the insurance bills are coming due and people are wanting to make sure they get reimbursed. And make sure the bureaucracy works.

“And the real test of Trump administration is where they’re going to be a year or two from now. And where elected officials, and appointed officials will be a year or two from now. Protecting and taking care of the folks that we committed ourselves to in the last week.”


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