Gov. Newsom on sparring with Trump over wildfires

California Governor Gavin Newsom, L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, view a burned home along Tigertail Road in Brentwood, California October 29, 2019. Credit: Wally Skalij/Pool via REUTERS.

After President Trump threatened to pull federal aid from California over its handling of wildfires, Newsom tweeted, “You don’t believe in climate change. You are excused from this conversation.” The governor has also threatened a state takeover of PG&E if the utility doesn't pull itself out of bankruptcy and improve its grid.