Trump was immediately greeted with praise from residents, with one woman screaming “We knew you’d be here Mr. Trump! We knew you’d be here for us!”
While visiting the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, where volunteers have set up a distribution center for flood victims, Trump was greeted with a crowd of fans cheering as they described their hardships over the last week.
“We lost everything and we knew you would come,” one woman said to Trump. “This makes it all worthwhile.”
“Thank you Mr. Trump,” another supporter shouted repeatedly.
Trump also visited flooded homes and victims in Ascension Parish, one of the most devastated regions in the state.
Almost a third of all homes in the area flooded after the levee system failed to keep water out. Control systems proved unreliable, with the Laurel Ridge Levee toppled.
Parish officials estimate that some 15,000 homes have been flooded in the region, with the majority in the Galvez and St. Amant areas.
Trump sent his condolences and prayers to Louisiana flood victims yesterday during a speech in Charlotte, North Carolina, as Breitbart Texas reported.
“We are one nation. When one state hurts, we all hurt,” Trump told the crowd at the opening of his rally. “And we must all work together to lift each other up.”
“I hope everyone in Louisiana knows that our country is praying for them and standing with them to help them in these difficult hours,” Trump said. “They are very, very difficult.”