PARADISE, Calif. | The Latest: Trump changes tone in new tweet about wildfires

PARADISE, Calif. | The Latest: Trump changes tone in new tweet about wildfires

PARADISE, Calif. — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):
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President Donald Trump is taking a more empathetic tone in tweeting about California’s devastating wildfires.

Early Saturday, the president threatened to withhold federal payments to California, claiming its forest management is “so poor.” He also remarked that “there is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly fires in California.” And he blamed what he called “gross mismanagement of the forests.”

By late Saturday afternoon, Trump’s tone had changed.

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