Trump, Pence visit flooded Louisiana as governor warns against 'photo op'

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate Mike Pence speak with flood victims outside Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in CentralBy Bryn Stole BATON ROUGE, La. (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his running mate arrived in the flood-damaged city of Baton Rouge on Friday but the state’s Democratic governor advised against touring areas affected by recent deadly rains. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ office said Trump had not called to discuss plans for his visit, but that the New York businessman was welcome to volunteer or make a sizable donation towards helping victims. “We welcome him to (Louisiana), but not for a photo op,” the governor’s office said in a statement.

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