Donald Trump Continues to Attack California During Wildfires: 'Los Angeles Looks Like a Third-world City'

President Donald Trump has continued to launch verbal attacks on California, despite previously being criticized for doing so as the state battles deadly wildfires.

At a Monday night rally in Lexington, Kentucky, the president panned San Francisco and Los Angeles, lambasting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her district, which he claimed had gone downhill like "no place in our country."

"Unlike Kentucky, which is doing great, Nancy ought to stop wasting time go back to her district in San Francisco, help the homeless, get rid of the drugs, get rid of the needles that are lying all over the street and all of the things that are washing into the ocean through their storm sewer system," he said.

"What's happened to San Francisco and what's happened to so many other places run by the radical left Democrats, it's unbelievable. Los Angeles, you take a look at Los Angeles, looks like a third-world city. But go back to Nancy's area, look at what's happened. There's been no place in the country that's gone down like the area that Nancy Pelosi represents. And she's wasting all of her time, and you know what, it's backfiring. You see it," he added.

The president recently came under fire after threatening to withdraw federal funding from California, commenting that he would no longer be providing the state with money because he believed California Governor Gavin Newsom had not done enough to prevent forest management the fires from taking hold—despite reports from the BBC that several of the fires have not broken out in forested areas.

"The Governor of California, @GavinNewsom, has done a terrible job of forest management. I told him from the first day we met that he must "clean" his forest floors regardless of what his bosses, the environmentalists, DEMAND of him. Must also do burns and cut fire stoppers...," Trump wrote on Twitter.

"Every year, as the fire's rage & California burns, it is the same thing-and then he comes to the Federal Government for $$$ help. No more. Get your act together Governor. You don't see close to the level of burn in other states..."

His comments prompted a backlash from some members of Congress who pointed at climate change as one of the causes of the fires and highlighted that much of the forested land in California is, in fact, federally owned.

The fires have largely been contained, with the largest, the Kincade blaze, being 82 percent contained, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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