Report: Trump to Visit Baton Rouge Amid Historic Louisiana Floods

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Washington, DC

Donald Trump is reportedly visiting Baton Rouge, which has experienced historic flooding, on Friday, according to WBRZ TV.

“Sources said an itinerary would be released later but seemed to think the trip would be brief,” reports WBRZ’s Trey Schmaltz.

The Republican nominee’s visit comes as the Baton Rouge Advocate called for President Obama to visit the flooded region.

“It’s time for President Barack Obama to visit the most anguished state in the union,” the article stated. But according to the Washington Times, Obama was reportedly briefed on the emergency in Baton Rouge, but returned to golfing while on his vacation.

Trump hasn’t announced the visit on his campaign website or on Twitter, but he did speak about the devastating flooding during his campaign rally Thursday night.

“We are one country, one people,” Trump stated.

“When one state hurts, we all hurt and we must all work together to lift each other up — working, building, restoring together,” he added, referencing Louisiana. “Our prayers are with the families who lost loved ones and we send them our deepest condolences.”

Hillary Clinton is expected to visit the area next week.

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