GOP candidate, billionaire Donald J. Trump, has slammed President Barack Obama for not interrupting his sweet vacation to visit Louisiana after deadly flooding in Baton Rouge and parts of Lafayette . . .
Before meeting volunteers at the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, north of Baton Rouge, Trump said, “The president says he doesn’t want to go, he is trying to get out of a golf game. I heard he wants to stay under par while we are under water,” said Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council and Trump supporter, who met with Trump at the church.
However, the White House said Obama has been receiving a series of briefings on the situation in Louisiana while on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.
Meanwhile, Trump released his first television ad of the general election on Friday and, like much of his presidential campaign, the commercial focused on immigration. The 30-second Trump spot, which the campaign said would air in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania for the next 10 days, is titled “Two Americas: Immigration” and aims to offer a stark contrast between Trump’s America and what the country would be like with Hillary Clinton as president.
“The system stays rigged against Americans,” a narrator warns over muted images of crowded refugee camps, and men being both arrested by Border Patrol agents and strolling freely through the street. “Syrian refugees flood in. Illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay, collecting Social Security benefits, skipping the line.”
In the ad, the words “border open” linger in large print above images of people riding atop a train and walking through what looks like the one of the many Homeland Security-sanctioned pedestrian ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border.