The chairman of the American Conservative Union said Friday it was "repulsive" for Louisiana's Democratic governor to demand that Donald Trump personally contribute to flood relief in addition to visiting the state today.

"That's a repulsive statement from the governor," said Matt Schlapp, who identified himself as a Trump supporter, during a C-SPAN interview Friday. "The fact is this: It seems like Republicans just can't win when there is a tragedy in Louisiana."

Schlapp is a former aide to president George W. Bush. He said Friday that during the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster in the state, "People just went after [Bush], there was nothing he could do that was right."

"We welcome him to La., but not for a photo-op," the office of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a statement Thursday evening in response to the planned visit by Trump. "Instead we hope he'll consider volunteering or making a sizable donation to the La. Flood Relief Fund to help the victims of the storm."

But Schlapp noted that neither sitting president Barack Obama nor Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have made visits to the state during the tragedy, and didn't see why Trump should be criticized for making the effort to connect to "the people who have had their lives destroyed."

The Louisiana governor has requested that President Obama, who is currently on vacation in Martha's Vineyard, delay a visit until next week. Clinton has nothing on her schedule during the weekend of Trump's visit.

Schlapp said one of the jobs of the president is to be the "consoler-in-chief" and that the Trump campaign should use the visit to "demonstrate the fact that they have compassion for people in pain."

"If this is part of Donald Trump's heart that he's going to allow people to see that he actually cares about people who are hurting across the country, it's the right thing to do," he said.