Unlike our current president, who’s busy golfing on his Martha’s Vineyard vacation and the Democratic nominee for president who’s taking a few days off to rest, Donald Trump and Mike Pence are headed to flood ravaged Louisiana today to assess damage and speak with residents.
FOX News reported last night:
Trump, Pence to visit flood-ravaged Louisiana capital Friday
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.”
The decision to visit Louisiana even earned Trump lots of kudos on Twitter:
Trump visiting the flood victims in Baton Rouge tomorrow. Very, very smart move.
— VK (@vjeannek) August 18, 2016
Donald Trump & Mike Pence to take time out of the schedule to visit the Baton Rouge flood area… Obama busy golfing today with Larry David.
— David Reinking (@dareinking) August 18, 2016
— Dr Will Pantin (@drwillpantin) August 19, 2016
While Hillary sits at home on her donut pillow tomorrow, Trump will visit flood-ravaged Louisiana.
— Hitler 'Founded' CNN (@NolteNC) August 19, 2016
It’s a very smart move, speaking politically.
It’s also a sign that Trump and Pence care more about average Americans than our current leadership.