Hours after the Obama administration announced the president would not head to Louisiana to tour the devastation left behind by massive flooding, Donald Trump's campaign said late Thursday the GOP nominee will spend the following day visiting and helping the tens of thousands of victims.
Fox News political correspondent Carl Cameron confirmed Thursday from a Trump rally in Charlotte, N.C., that the billionaire businessman will head to the Pelican State Friday.
"I would like to take a moment to talk about the heart break and devastation in Louisiana, a state that is very, very special to me. We are one nation. When one state hurts, we all hurt. And we must all work together to lift each other up," Trump told rally attendees. "Though words cannot express the sadness one feels at times like, this I hope everyone in Louisiana knows that our country is praying for them and standing with them to help them in these difficult hours."
Trump's decision to interrupt his campaign schedule and head south comes days after he added two new advisers to his campaign, Breitbart's Stephen Bannon and GOP pollster Kellyanne Conway.
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has not said if she plans to tour the damage left behind in the Gulf State.