Obama Insists His Visit To Louisiana “Not A Photo Op”…
Keep telling yourself that.
Via ABC News:
After touring recovery efforts in a flooded Baton Rouge neighborhood this afternoon, President Obama pledged to help rebuild Louisiana, insisting his visit there “is not a photo-op.”
Obama observed that “people’s lives have been upended by this flood.”
“Sometimes when these kinds of things happen it can seem too much to bear but what I want the people of Louisiana to know is that you’re not alone on this,” he said. “Even after the TV cameras leave. The whole country is going to continue to support you and help you until we get folks back in their homes and lives are rebuilt.”
The president also praised FEMA for its efforts coordinating a federal response, which he said has already reached $127 million in assistance.