The disaster in Louisiana is an ongoing crisis for our political leaders as well as the presidential candidates, but while Donald Trump made the trip and gained massive political capitol, Hillary Clinton fiddled while Baton Rouge drowned.
Now even Democrats are realizing what a YUGE mistake it was.
The Hill reports on the response of Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards to Trump’s trip…
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said Sunday that Donald Trump has helped draw attention to recovery efforts after the recent devastating floods in his state.
In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the governor downplayed critical remarks he made before the Republican presidential nominee visited his state.
“I didn’t dismiss his trip as a photo-op. Before he came down, I said we welcome him here, we want him to be helpful,” Edwards said. “And we hope that it doesn’t turn into a mere photo-op.”
Edwards said Trump’s visit to the state was positive for Louisiana.
“Because it helped to shine a spotlight on Louisiana and on the dire situation that we have here, that it was helpful,” he said.
Edwards also had high praise for Trump running mate Mike Pence…
“I also appreciated the good phone call, the conversation that I had with Gov. [Mike] Pence [R-Ind.], who was sincere and genuine when he called, and we spoke for a long time on Friday morning about their desire to be helpful,” he said about Trump’s running mate.
Hillary blew it by letting Trump flank her with this move. It was brilliant political theater as well as a huge benefit to the region. Even the Democrats have to admit it.
Source: The Hill