President Obama Tours Devastated Flood Zones in Louisiana

President consoles families while getting a first-hand look at the more than 60,000 homes damaged or destroyed.
1:41 | 08/23/16

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A president in the disaster zone tonight under pressure to visit communities affected by the deadly floods in Louisiana. President Obama counseling families getting a firsthand look at the devastation. More than 60000 homes damaged or destroyed. The president criticized for waiting more than a week since the floods hit Donald Trump who went four days earlier today tweeting too little too late. ABC's Philip minute in Louisiana tonight where the president said this should not be about politics. Tonight President Obama reassuring to victims of the Louisiana flood. What I want the people Louisiana and always and you're not alone on this even after the TV cameras leave. Touring the devastation he met with officials and residents dismissing criticism for not cutting his vacation in Martha's Vineyard short last week. Really good strong Donald Trump visited four days ago. A bomb ma ought to get off that golf course a get down there. The president saying today it's not about politics. Nobody gives a hoot whether Democrat or Republican. What the care batters making sure there give me. The drywall out the drywall is already out Carl Steward junior's home in Denham springs. He says it's about time the president showed up mural of press that you should be here you know getting things moving with the. FEMA inspector assessing its damage Stewart's neighbor Michael Powell says anything that keeps the spotlight here is good songs they hear thought matters on the the conference really matters. David more than a 1101000. People have asked for FEMA assistant. Official estimate it'll take three months just to clean up all of this debris and schools here are delaying opening till next month. David Phillip Bennett Phillips bank.

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