GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence took time out of their campaign schedule to tour flood ravaged Louisiana on Friday. Trump and Pence reportedly received a warm welcome upon their arrival, offering consolation to flood victims.
During their visit the two stopped at the home of Jimmy and Olive Gordan in Denham Springs, whose home was extensively damaged during the flooding according to Fox News.
“I just don’t know what we’ll do,” Mr. Gordon told Trump.
“You’re going to rebuild,” Trump told him as the two hugged. “It’s going to be so beautiful.”
President Barack Obama has been criticized for what some consider a weak response to the disaster. The Advocate, a Louisiana newspaper, published an editorial on Thursday in which they asked the president to cut his vacation short so that he may turn his attention to flood relief.
“A disaster this big begs for the personal presence of the President at ground zero,” read the editorial. “In coming here, the President can decisively demonstrate that Louisiana’s recovery is a priority for his administration — and the United States of America.”
No word on when Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton plans on visiting the flood ravaged area.