As Donald Trump was personally touring the victims of the historic Louisiana flood Friday, Hillary Clinton did what she could remotely to call attention to the disaster, via Twitter and a Facebook post.
The Democratic candidate announced on Facebook that she called Gov. John Bel Edwards to discuss the deadly flooding, and suggested she wouldn't survey the damage personally so as not to distract from relief efforts.
"The flooding there is bigger than anyone expected — more than 40,000 homes have been damaged and more than 100,000 people have been affected," the candidate's Facebook page read.
"My heart breaks for Louisiana, and right now, the relief effort can't afford any distractions. The very best way this team can help is to make sure Louisianans have the resources they need," she added.
After suggesting that a personal visit to the state would likely cause a distraction, Clinton then directed readers to two relief groups.
"There are two organizations the governor asked that we help. Chip in right now to the Red Cross … who are doing critical work to provide medical assistance and supplies to the victims of this natural disaster," she wrote. "You can also donate right now to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation … a local organization that's directing money to community non-profits that need it."
The Democratic candidate also said in a separate note on Twitter, "The flooding in Louisiana is worse than anyone expected, and they need our support."
The tweet linked to her Facebook post.
But Clinton's remote effort seemed to pale in comparison to Trump's effort, who spent three hours on the ground, and even prompted a former Democratic senator to thank him for drawing attention to the issue. Louisiana's biggest paper criticized another big name Democrat — President Obama — for not showing up in Louisiana, and said he was "AWOL."
Meanwhile, Trump was encouraging people on the ground in the state. "You're going to rebuild. It's going to be so beautiful," Trump told one flooding victim.
The Democratic governor's office said Friday that it wasn't contacted ahead of the GOP nominee's visit, and on Thursday warned Trump not to make a photo-op of his visit.
"Gov. Edwards wasn't informed of the Trump campaign's visit to the state or the schedule," they said in a statement. "We welcome them to Louisiana, but not for a photo-op. Instead we hope they'll consider volunteering or making a sizable donation to the LA Flood Relief Fund to help the victims of this storm."
Clinton was due to be in Martha's Vineyard Friday with former President Bill Clinton and other friends and family. They are celebrating the former president's 70th birthday. The Clinton campaign also has several fundraisers in Martha's Vineyard planned for this weekend.
The death toll in Louisiana climbed to 13 Friday.