President Obama has finally announced he will visit Baton Rouge later this week despite spending the majority of the flood time golfing in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Donald Trump and Mike Pence visited just a little while ago arriving with supplies to distribute to those in need.
Flood survivor Jeff Nolan said something really special about what the Republican presidential and vice presidential candidates presence meant to him.
The Independent Journal Review reported,
“Jeff Nolan feels like he didn’t lose much in the floods ravaging Louisiana–at least, compared to a lot of people. But when Nolan was interviewed by ABC News, his emotions about the visit of Donald Trump to his home state in the midst of so much loss came pouring out.”
When asked by ABC reporter Tom Llamas what Donald Trump visiting Louisiana meant to him he got emotional and said the following,
“Oh yes, yes. Because, hell, America’s gotta wake up! Donald Trump’s the way to wake us up. He’s waking America up, he’s gotta get busy. America’s got to get behind him. Without America getting behind Donald Trump, we’re going to lose and lose bigger than this flood. So, America’s gotta wake up.”
Watch the video below,
Nolan is speaking a sentiment that many Americans are feeling right now, especially in the flood ravaged areas of the South. President Obama and Hillary Clinton are noticeably absent during this arduous and difficult time.
When Hurricane Katrina happened President Bush went straight to New Orleans. When September 11th happened he went straight to New York City. Yet our current Commander-in-Chief is missing in action. This has not gone unnoticed.
This is the perfect opportunity for Donald Trump to excel in a way that Hillary Clinton has not. He is certainly showing he is capable of stepping up to the plate.