Skip to comments.Donald Trump tours flood-ravaged Louisiana with 18-wheeler of supplies
Posted on 08/20/2016 1:03:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Droves of people turn out to watch Republican nominee hand out water bottles and diapers as locals commend his efforts: This is his stomping grounds
The post-disaster politicking got under way in earnest on Friday, as Donald Trump appeared in flood-stricken Louisiana to give his image a presidential burnish, and as the White House announced Barack Obama would tour the area next Tuesday.
A day earlier Louisianas governor, John Bel Edwards, had warned Trump not to show up in Louisiana for a photo op. Instead, he said, Trump should volunteer and make donations.
Edwards also defended the delayed visit by Obama, who has come under heavy criticism locally for not interrupting his vacation to come tour the disaster area.
The photo opportunity is a time-honored political maneuver after a natural disaster, and Trump put his own spin on it, traveling with an 18-wheel transfer truck full of supplies to hand out to crowds.
Wherever he went, he created his own television-ready crowds. In St Amant, one of the hardest-hit areas between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Trumps convoy set up in a parking lot, and droves of people turned out to watch him hand out water bottles and diapers.
It was really something, said national guardsman Chris Ealy, who shook Trumps hand. The 25-year-old seemed dazzled by his encounter with national political machinery. I could tell they were in a hurry.
Trump stayed about 15 minutes before the motorcade of black SUVs and motorcycles moved on. Within a few minutes the crowd had melted away....
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President Trump being Presidential before the election.
This act of kindness may have won him the presidency.
Have you seen hillary lately .... and heard the dynamic statements she's made ...... and the roar of the crowds of thousands and thousands .... every day ..... sometimes twice a day ........................ HAVE you ?
TRUMP by a landslide.
And I have been harping on that fact for a couple of months now.
Just saw this on instapundit:
Trump:Front Lines. Obama: Back Nine. Hillary:Nap Time.
stolen ... AND PUT ON MY FB PAGE
Trump: Hands-On at the Front Lines
Obama: Leading from Behind
Clinton: I’ve fallen and I can’t get up
Free diapers? Hillary will be there soon.
There are sooooooooooo many disasters going on, its hard for odumbo to choose where to go. There are major fires practically burning out entire cities in California, floods in Louisiana, these are difficult decisions for a "golfing" president to make. (s)
Maybe Obama will show up to help hang curtains.
Louisiana dreaming. Donald triggered the rainfall in order to distract from his "troubles."
I love it!
He made an impression and did something Obama won't - actually accompanied some supplies to be handed out.
Obama and Hillary both lose on this and are probably getting their notes together for the same false attacks on why Trump was wrong to do what he did. The People, especially in Louisiana, know better now.
This is a great bumper sticker and campaign slogan.
Maybe Trump should o to Cali, too. He should promise mucho bounty to help them rebuild and stay in California.
This is a damned if you show up; Damned if you don’t show up situation. I hope he contributed to the relief effort. If he did, then he helped.
Obama b*tched about Bush for seeing the Katrina damage from a plane, while Obama watches the LA damage from the 10th hole. What a turd.
Trump “I’m doing what I can to help. We’re providing water and diapers to people whose homes were ravaged by water. I’ve got such a big heart I will even ship of box of diapers to my opponent.”
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