Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump recently visited Louisiana in the wake of devastating floods, which caused extreme damage to the area.
The visit came in the midst of the governor of Louisiana warning Trump that the latter should not visit the area if he was coming for a photo-op, as that would create traffic jam and interfere with rescue efforts.
Donald Trump donates Play-Doh, among other items
As reported by the Daily News Bin, at least one photograph captured by the media shows Trump taking out a box of Play-Doh from a truck at the Church International in St. Amant. This picture, which has since been massively viewed and shared on social media, suggested the Republican presidential nominee had only donated Play-Doh to the victims of the disastrous flooding.
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With the flood reaching unprecedented levels, Ascension Parish was the worst affected as the Amite River rose as high as 17.5 feet, almost three feet higher than what was recorded in the 1983 floods.
A YouTube video shows Trump donating other items to the victims. Among other things, these items included diapers, baby formula, various toys, cleaning supplies and socks. However, a complete list of donated items has not been made available.
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Donald Trump donates Play-doh: “Our faith is very strong,” victim of the flood says
“[Trump] listened to us and was actually talking to the boots on the ground,” St. Amant Fire Chief James E. LeBlanc said. “In the community, our hearts are completely shattered but our faith is very strong.” LeBlanc suffered a substantial loss of property in the floods.
As reported by the Creole, as many as 40,000 homes have been damaged in the catastrophe. More than 10,000 people are seeking refuge in shelters. Three St. Amant Fire Department stations have been destroyed and almost 14,000 students have been displaced.
According to LeBlanc, Trump’s visit to Louisiana is prompting other politicians to travel to the affected areas.
Turns out Donald Trump's humanitarian delivery in Louisiana was a load of Play-doh. Food AND building material! pic.twitter.com/P5YIIWFYyd
— Eliot Higgins (@EliotHiggins) August 20, 2016