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Hillary's Excuse for Not Visiting Louisiana

GOP nominee Donald Trump traveled to Louisiana to hand out supplies and meet with families who were affected by the devastating floods that have claimed the lives of 13 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

As for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, she made a phone call.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards at first criticized Trump for coming to his state because he feared his presence would be treated as a photo op and pull critical attention away from the flood victims. He quickly changed his tone, however, when he realized how "helpful" the Republican had been.

Trump may have proven Edwards' wrong, but Clinton still thinks having a presidential candidate on the ground in Louisiana would be too "disruptive." That was her excuse for not flying there, according to a statement her campaign released on Facebook on Monday.

This month's floods in Louisiana are a crisis that demand a national response. More than 30,000 people have been rescued by the Coast Guard, National Guard, and other emergency responders. Thousands of people have lost everything. At least 13 lost their lives. We must make sure that all resources are brought to bear in responding to the crisis and helping communities rebuild.

That is why I have called on supporters of this campaign to give what they can to the Red Cross at, to bring much-needed aid and supplies to the more than 100,000 people affected by the floods. We also need to make sure that this crisis is not compounded by another, by ensuring mosquito abatement is happening hand-in-hand with flood response, to reduce the risk of mosquitoes that could carry the Zika virus from gaining a foothold in Louisiana.

The best way to help Louisianans affected by these terrible floods is to make sure they have the resources they need today. I am committed to visiting communities affected by these floods, at a time when the presence of a political campaign will not disrupt the response, to discuss how we can and will rebuild together.

In times of crisis, Americans have always come together to lift each other up, support each other, and rebuild stronger and better than before. That is what we must do now in Louisiana, and I am committed to standing with Louisianans every step of the way.


President Obama has also been criticized for not booking an immediate flight to Louisiana. Late last week, however, the White House announced the president has ended his vacation on Martha's Vineyard and will be traveling to meet the flood victims on Tuesday.

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