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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, right, help to unload supplies for flood victims during a tour of the flood damaged area in Gonzales, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

Trump makes huge donation to Louisiana, Obama to visit next week


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made a huge donation to Louisiana flood victims Friday during his tour of the state.

According to Church International pastor Greg Crawford, Donald Trump donated 70,000 lbs. of goods.

Items included water, diapers, blankets, school supplies, cleaning supplies and non-perishable food.

Trump and his running mate Mike Pence arrived in Baton Rouge Friday to tour flood damage and response efforts.

Trump, at a rally in Michigan Friday afternoon, criticized President Barack Obama for not cutting his vacation short to visit Louisiana. "Honestly Obama ought to get off the golf course and get down there," he stated.

Hours after Trump and Pence landed in Baton Rouge, the White House released a statement that Obama will visit flood victims in Louisiana.

He is scheduled to arrive in Baton Rouge next week, Tuesday.

The announcement of his travels from Martha's Vineyard to flood-stricken Baton Rouge, Louisiana comes after a long week of scrutiny for not making the trip sooner.

Following torrential rains that started last Thursday, floods throughout Louisiana have killed at least 13 people and damaged about 40,000 homes. 

Authorities are calling it the worst disaster since Hurricane Sandy.

Trump makes huge donation to Louisiana, Obama to visit next week

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