Days after the Camp Fire began burning, Trump threatened to withhold federal payments to California, accusing the Golden State of "poor" forest management.
The President has since deleted the original tweet and reposted it with the proper spelling of "forest" - removing what Twitter users couldn't resist teasing was a reference to iconic 1994 Oscar-winning film starring Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump.
"It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!", the tweet says. "Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!" he tweeted during the Camp Fire, which killed 86 people, burned 153,000 acres of land and destroyed almost 14,000 homes.
"It's absolutely shocking for President Trump to suggest he would deny disaster assistance to communities destroyed by wildfire", California's senior U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, said in a statement Wednesday.
Last April, Trump falsely stated that the California government is diverting river water into the Pacific Ocean that could be used to fight forest fires, but he also signaled he will fast-track federal help.
The congressman then tried to direct Trump's attention to the people in his strongly Republican district who have been hurt by the fires. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment.
However, Fugate said that federal law gives Trump the authority to determine whether to issue disaster declarations for future wildfires.
"The people of CA - folks in Paradise - should not be victims to partisan bickering", Newsom stated saying he's ready to take action on modernizing forest and emergency responses.
The President has seen first-hand our fire-ravaged areas in Northern California.
"I don't think this is an incident that politics needs to play a part in and I'm very disappointed at anybody that would use this as a political pawn", he said.
But the reality is that the federal government manages more land in California than the state. "I mean, we had the (most destructive) wildfire in California history".