LA Gov Checks CNN’s Dana Bash: ‘You Mischaracterized What I Said’ [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc | Audience Development Manager

Louisiana’s Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards was forced to correct the record during a Sunday morning interview with CNN’s Dana Bash.

Bash, filling in for Jake Tapper on State of the Union, stated that “Trump and Mike Pence came down to Baton Rouge on Friday.”

“You dismissed the visit as a photo-op,” she continued. “And you said you wished trump would make a donation to a relief effort instead.”

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards speaks during a press conference to update the public on FEMA's disaster recover and temporary housing programs (Getty Images)

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards speaks during a press conference to update the public on FEMA’s disaster recover and temporary housing programs (Getty Images)

 

Bash then played a clip of former LA Senator Mary Landrieu thanking Trump for visiting areas damaged by the flooding before asking Edwards, “why is she wrong?”

The Governor responded, “she’s not.”

“You mischaracterized what I said,” he explained. “I didn’t dismiss this as a photo-op. I said before he came down, we welcome him here. We want him to be helpful and hope it didn’t turn into a mere photo-op.”

“So you got the story backwards.”

 

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