Trump, Pence to tour flood ravaged Louisiana

WASHINGTON (AP) " Donald Trump will tour the flood damage in ravaged Louisiana Friday.

A campaign official familiar with the plans said Thursday that the GOP nominee and his running mate Mike Pence will travel to the state Friday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the plans before they were officially announced.

However, a spokesman for Louisiana's governor said his office had not been contacted by the Trump campaign.

Richard Carbo, spokesman for Gov. John Bel Edwards, said Trump was welcome to Louisiana, "but not for a photo-op." Instead, Carbo proposed Trump "consider volunteering or making a sizable donation to the LA Flood Relief Fund to help the victims of this storm."

At least 13 people have died as a result of the flooding, and at one point 11,000 were in shelters.

Trump said at a rally Thursday that his prayers are with the people affected in Louisiana, "a state that is very special to me."

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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