President Trump will fly to California on Monday, where he will be briefed on the devastating wildfires that have spread across the state.
White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere confirmed the trip to the Washington Examiner on Saturday and said that Trump would visit McClellan Park in Sacramento County. There, he will meet with federal and local officials who will brief him on the blazes.
“Since mid-August, President Trump and Gov. Newsom have spoken by phone, and the White House and FEMA have remained in constant contact with state and local officials throughout the response to these natural disasters,” Deere, who is also a special assistant to the president, said in a statement.
In this image taken with a slow shutter speed, embers light up a hillside behind the Bidwell Bar Bridge as the Bear Fire burns in Oroville, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (Noah Berger/AP)
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