President Obama Faces Criticism for Not Visiting Louisiana

Obama is vacationing with his family in Martha's Vineyard while Louisiana is recovering from floods that have killed at least 13 people.
1:28 | 08/19/16

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We turn to Louisiana where those deadly devastating floods have killed at least 13 people. Thousands are still in shelters there this morning and president Obama is under fire for not cutting short his vacation and visiting the state. ABC's Jon Karl joins us now and, Jon, what are critics saying and how is the white house responding? Reporter: The president's facing some tough criticism from those in Louisiana who don't like the images of him playing golf in Martha's vineyard while their state deals with the deadly impact of those floods. The advocate newspaper says he should back his bags and get to the state. It's time for president Obama to visit the most anguished state in the union. Last week it brought misery and the president continued his very indication at Martha's vineyard, a playground for the posh and well connected. No president really goes on vacation. The white house points out he's been getting regular briefings on this. He's dispatched his homeland security secretary and the FEMA director to the state and offered any assistance the administration can offer.

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