Obama Announces Plans to Visit Louisiana After Donald Trump Leads the Way
President Barack Obama announced plans to visit flood victims in Baton Rouge, Louisiana just hours after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited the state on Friday.
After Trump’s visit, the White House press office released a statement to reporters announcing that Obama would visit the state on the following Tuesday.
“The president today directed his team to coordinate with Louisiana officials to determine an appropriate time for him to visit, and together they have determined that the president will visit Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday, August 23rd,” the statement read.
Obama’s vacation on Martha’s Vineyard was already scheduled to end Sunday, so he will not have to interrupt his 16-day vacation for a trip to the flooded state.
The White House assured victims of the flood that Obama was “mindful of the impact” his travel would have on law officials and wanted to make sure that his visit didn’t deter “ongoing recovery efforts.” – READ MORE