(AP/KGTV) — President Donald Trump will travel to California on Saturday to meet with victims of the deadly wildfires that have scorched the state.
The White House announced Thursday that it is still arranging details of his trip to California, but the president will visit people who have been impacted by the fires.
The fires in Northern and Southern California started last week and prompted the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people and the destruction of thousands of homes.
- California fires' death toll rises to 50 — with 48 from Camp Fire alone
- Third person found dead in Woolsey Fire
At least 56 people were killed in and nearby the Northern California town of Paradise, which was leveled by the fire.
Two people were killed by the Southern California fire and a third death in that fire zone is under investigation as possibly linked to the fire.
The visit will be the president's second trip to the state after briefly visiting in 2017 to attend a fundraiser and view prototypes of the controversial border wall.
- President Trump threatens to withhold federal funding over California wildfires
- Utility emailed woman about sparks problem before Camp Fire started
Recently President Trump took aim at California, blaming the state's wildfires on "gross mismanagement" of state forests and threatened to withhold federal aid for the state.
Trump was immediately criticized for making "dangerously wrong" and partisan comments over the deadly wildfires.
Wednesday, the president tweeted that he had spoken with Governor Jerry Brown, "to let him know that we are with him, and the people of California, all the way."