Before Donald Trump arrived in Louisiana, La Gov John Bel Edwards was very critical and intimated that it was a photo op and of no value at all. He has now changed his tune after residents of Louisiana overwhelmingly praised the republican nominee, not only for the trailer load of toys and supplies but for his sincere concern for the displaced people of the flooding. Edwards now says that Trump’s visit was helpful Were Obama’s and Hillary’s visits helpful. Oh wait, they didn’t visit. He also had high praise for VP nominee, Mike Pence:
The governor of Louisiana said Sunday that Donald Trump’s trip to his state was “helpful” in getting the country’s attention on the devastating flooding around Baton Rouge.
Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, had released a statement before the GOP nominee’s visit decrying a “photo-op,” but Edwards told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” Sunday that Trump had always been welcome if he were coming to be “helpful.”
“Because it helped to shine a spotlight on Louisiana and on the dire situation that we have here … it was helpful,” Edwards said.
He also praised Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who joined the visit.
“I also appreciated the good phone call, the conversation that I had with Gov. Pence, who was sincere and genuine when he called, and we spoke for a long time on Friday morning, about their desire to be helpful,” Edwards said.
Gov. Edwards is not the only high profile democrat to sing Trump’s praises. Earlier, Mary Landrieu said: