You know it was all political. Donald Trump’s visit to the flood areas of Baton Rouge last week had nothing to do with the truckload of supplies he brought, but everything to do with the upcoming election and the fact that the sitting president, Barack Obama, had not made a personal visit to the Louisiana.
Yes, the President has sent other members of his administration to inspect the damages and yes, Mr. Obama has made the necessary emergency declarations, thus clearing the way for federal funds to the state. It should also be noted that the decision to postpone the president’s visit to a later date was done by the local government. But Trump’s political stunt worked and the uninformed people began asking, where is Obama? Why isn’t he here?
That question even made its way into the White House briefing. Asked if President Obama decided to go to Baton Rouge because of Donald Trump, Jay Carney appeared flustered as he shut down the reporter and his dumb question.