Boxes of Play-Doh
Yeah. He did that. And hey! he wasn't exploiting a tragedy to make himself look presidential, cuz everyone knows that when a tragedy like a flood hits, what the victims need is:
Thanks Donnie for your sincere concern.
Trump Disobeys Louisiana Governor to Bravely Deliver Play-Doh to Flood Victims (VIDEO)Nathan Wellman | August 19, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump defied the wishes of Louisiana Governor Edwards today to briefly participate in unloading Play-Doh off of a supply truck while being surrounded by media.
Governor Edwards, currently responding to some of the worst floods in his state since Hurricane Katrina, had previously said of Trump in a statement that “We welcome him to Louisiana but not for a photo-op. 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.”
Trump went to Louisiana anyway, having previously criticized President Obama for “working on his golf game” while Louisiana citizens suffered.
Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway insisted that the visit was not a photo op, praising Trump for acting “presidential” and describing his stay there as “a decidedly nonpolitical event, no press allowed, going to help people on the ground who are in need.”
Trump toured some of the damage during his visit, and briefly assisted in unloading a truck while surrounded by cameras, passing twelve boxes of Play-Doh to vice presidential candidate Mike Pence before leaving for the nearest reporter.
“It’s a great place, I’ve had a great history with Louisiana,” Trump said. “They need a lot of help. What happened here is incredible, nobody understands how bad it is. It’s really incredible, I’m just here to help. Thank you.”
On Friday morning, freshly-minted Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told ABC News that Trump and running mate Mike Pence would be traveling to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to “help people on the ground” in a “decidedly nonpolitical event” with “no press allowed.”
As it turns out, though, there actually were members of the press allowed, and the candidate did use the occasion to attack his political opponent, and there were opportunities for photographs, but true to his word, Trump did “help out.” Pool cameras trailed Trump for his entire visit, and over the course of those several hours, Trump “helped out” by unloading a truckload of toys for 49 seconds, these 49 seconds:
After that, it was into the fire house, out the back door, and back to the Trump plane.
Thanks Donnie. And thanks for your humanitarian Play-Doh!