Republican nominee Donald Trump visited Louisiana Friday as the state is experiencing massive flooding. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama have yet to visit the state.
Trump visited Louisiana with his running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to offer support to the flood victims. Tens of thousands of residents have been displaced and at least 13 people have been killed in the flooding. The GOP nominee was greeted warmly when he visited Baton Rouge. “We knew you’d be here Mr. Trump,” a supporter yelled out from a crowd.
They crowds yells to “Mr. Trump” but there is no doubt they would rather be saying “President Trump” Baton Rouge, LA https://t.co/d845wwnCV7
— NevadaTeaParty (@TeaPartyNevada) August 19, 2016
Trump’s plane arrives in Baton Rouge ready for anything. pic.twitter.com/aSfaCL9aHt
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) August 19, 2016
Trump and Pence were also seen helping unpack a truck with supplies. The two have visited homes and a church damaged by the flooding. Trump told one man who had a damaged home, “you’re going to rebuild. It’s going to be so beautiful.”
Clinton has not visited Louisiana and wrote on Facebook, “I just got off the phone with Governor John Bel Edwards in Louisiana. The flooding there is bigger than anyone expected—more than 40,000 homes have been damaged and more than 100,000 people have been affected.”
“My heart breaks for Louisiana, and right now, the relief effort can’t afford any distractions. The very best way this team can help is to make sure Louisianans have the resources they need,” Clinton added. President Obama is currently away on vacation