VIDEO: Louisiana Dem Governor Praises Trump-Pence Visit to Flood-Ravaged State

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards appeared on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning where he praised Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for their “helpful” visit to his flood-ravaged state on Friday.

Trump donated $100,000 and a tractor-trailer load of relief supplies in addition to visiting flood victims with Pence.

Edwards also spoke about a “good phone call” he had with Pence on Friday about the visit.


Edwards was interviewed by Dana Bash.

Video of the interview was posted to YouTube by the GOP War Room.

An excerpt from CNN’s report on the interview with Edwards:

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.

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