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Democrats from Louisiana praise Trump for trip to flood-ravaged areas

GOP Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump addresses supporters during a speech at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC on Thursday, August 18, 2016.
GOP Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump addresses supporters during a speech at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC on Thursday, August 18, 2016. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, on CNN Sunday morning, praised GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump for coming to see the massive flooding damage in the state first-hand.

"I think ... because it helped shine a spotlight on Louisiana and the dire situation that we have here that it was helpful," Edwards told CNN's Dana Bash.

Edwards, a Democrat, also acknowledged that Trump made a $100,000 donation to Greenwell Springs Baptist Church that he visited during his trip, and brought attention to the plight of the thousands of people who have been displaced by the flooding, which has left 13 people dead.

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