The White House and Clinton’s campaign have sparred over how best to handle a record number of hospitalizations for wildfires, with Trump on Friday warning that “it will not be easy to save lives” and Clinton on Friday saying it would be “inevitable.”
In her first public comments on the emergency response to the wildfires, Clinton said in a statement, “I am hopeful that our emergency response will be effective and effective will be possible in the coming days.”
She added that “all efforts must be made to save as many lives as possible.”
Trump has been critical of Clinton’s response to disasters such as the 2009 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2012 deadly fire in Florida that killed more than 50 people.
The two campaigns have both called for increased resources and more federal funding to fight wildfires.
But in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Thursday, Clinton reiterated that her administration would not be able to “save every life in America,” but said, “We are not going to be able in this situation to save every life.”
The first day of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States has been particularly challenging for the first responders who are battling to keep the fire fighting, which has killed at least 11 people and displaced more than 200,000.
In an interview on “Good Morning America” Friday, White House spokesman Brian Fallon said Clinton had been correct to call for increased federal resources and to “go beyond” the president’s request for federal funding for states to purchase extra supplies.
Fallon added that the White House was working on additional funds to provide additional medical supplies and medical care to the fire fighters.
He did not say how much additional funding would be required or how many federal personnel would be deployed.
But Fallon did acknowledge that Clinton “has been very clear” on the need to provide “appropriate support” to states that have received federal funding.
“It’s important for the public to know that President Clinton has been very explicit on that, that we need additional resources and resources to provide support to the states,” Fallon said.
“This administration has made clear that the American people have been very grateful for all of the federal resources that have been put in place.
They want additional support for the states, they want to be assured that we are providing them with the resources they need.”
The federal response to wildfires has also been criticized by Republican presidential candidates, including former Florida Gov.
Jeb Bush, who on Friday urged Americans to not rush to the hospital.
“The time is now to do the right thing and to do it fast.
We have to save all of our lives.
I want to get out of this thing right now,” Bush said on CNN’s “State of the Union.””
It will be very difficult to save people, and it will be difficult to get back to normal.
We’ve got to be very careful about what we say.”
Clinton’s team has responded by saying that she would like to see the federal government increase federal funding but said that it’s important to get more information about how it’s going to work before it decides.
“What the president said today is true: there are things we can do, and there are people we can help, and we will continue to be responsive to the requests of states and local officials to help with the response to this epidemic,” a White House official said in an email.
“We are working on this issue right now with the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Management and Budget and we’ll be working on more specific details in the days ahead.
But the president is hopeful that the emergency services will be able and willing to assist.”
The Trump administration has said that if it doesn’t get a federal bill passed by Thursday, the White Senate will not accept it.
The House will then take up the bill.
The Senate, meanwhile, has been meeting for weeks to consider the bill and the administration has been encouraging Democrats to support it.
On Friday, the House approved its own bill and sent it to the Senate.
In a statement Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that the Senate will now take up its own version of the bill, with some changes that Democrats had requested.
In addition to the changes to the federal bill, McConnell said that “the Senate has passed a version of its emergency aid bill, and the House will consider its own supplemental aid bill as well.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday said that while the House had voted on the Senate’s bill, the Senate was working with the House to develop a supplemental bill.
“There are no differences,” Schumer said.
“We have the same bill.”
McConnell said the Senate would likely vote on the House bill, but “it’s important that we get a bill in before the end of the week.”