Trump Sinks Weather-Disaster Aid to “Bad” Governor

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Can we get this guy out of here already?


President Trump has denied federal disaster aid to Pennsylvania for Tropical Storm Isaias. The denial was issued three weeks after Trump vowed retribution against the state’s Democratic governor for imposing restrictions to contain the pandemic.

Trump on Wednesday turned down Gov. Tom Wolf’s request for millions of dollars in disaster aid to help nine counties in eastern Pennsylvania recover from Isaias, which swept up the East Coast in August. Wolf submitted his request on Oct. 5.

The damage in Pennsylvania was too minimal to qualify for disaster aid, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said in a statement to E&E News yesterday.

Trump had criticized Wolf at a campaign rally in Allentown, Pa., on Oct. 26, and vowed payback for restrictions that included Wolf’s order closing nonessential businesses and limiting the size of gatherings such as campaign events.

“I’ll remember it…

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