The ‘America-First’ Compassion Ticket Heads To Louisiana
Campaigning in North Carolina today, candidate Donald Trump began his campaign remarks by speaking about the horrific devastation in Louisiana:
[…] We are one nation. When one state hurts, we all hurt – and we must all work together to lift each other up. Working, building, restoring together.
Our prayers are with the families who have lost loved ones, and we send them our deepest condolences. Though words cannot express the sadness one feels at times like this, I hope everyone in Louisiana knows that our country is praying for them and standing with them to help them in these difficult hours. (link)
Candidate Trump’s comments followed a campaign announcement that Donald Trump and Governor Mike Pence will travel to Baton Rouge Louisiana tomorrow morning to see first-hand the worst national disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
The latest stats show 30,000 people were rescued from the floods; 40,000 people have lost their homes; and 13 people were killed by the flood waters.
(Via Fox News) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence will visit flood-damaged areas of Baton Rouge, La. Friday.
Record flooding across Louisiana has killed at least 13 people. Over 85,000 people have registered for federal disaster assistance, more than 30,000 have been rescued, and an estimated 40,000 homes have been damaged.
Trump addressed the flooding at a rally in Charlotte, N.C. Thursday night, calling Louisiana “a state that is very, very special to me.”
“Though words cannot express the sadness one feels at times like this,” Trump said, “I hope everyone in Louisiana knows that our country is praying for them, and standing with them to help them in these difficult hours.” (read more)