Donald Trump has been trying to appeal to more voters recently, such as by acting and speaking more “presidential” which has not gone unnoticed by voters or the media.
In fact, a reporter from LifeZette noted that by visiting Louisiana in the midst of a terrible flood last wee, Trump was “playing the role of president” especially when considering that our actual president has not even tried to help or even address the natural disaster victims.
Trump and running mate Gov. Mike Pence landed in Louisiana Friday to get a firsthand understand of the state’s worst natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina.
WATCH: Trump and Pence disembark from Plane in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to tour flooding. https://t.co/xrSlortUF1
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 19, 2016
As soon as Trump stepped off the plane, he shook hands with locals who met him on the tarmac.
However, off camera and behind the scenes, Trump appeared to be an influential and caring leader.
Trump met privately with local families in the Baton Rouge area who were impacted by the flood waters.
“Trump is a businessman who knows for sure revitalization efforts,” Sharon Bell, who lost her home in the catastrophe, told LifeZette. “Why not have him visit?”
The GOP candidates also stopped by a Baptist church where a group of volunteers who had been cooking meals for flood victims and helping the elderly gut their homes were meeting.
This outreach painted Trump in a light that some voters have never seen before, and it served as a positive contrast to the candidate who has been known to offend even those in his own party.
it also highlights the fact that neither President Barack Obama or Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton visited the area or met anyone of the tens of thousands of people who were forced out of their homes.
Obama decided to not disrupt his golfing vacation and Clinton has been campaigning and getting ready for two fundraisers scheduled over the past weekend.
In fact, while Trump is meeting with victims and helping volunteers, both Clinton and Obama have said very little about the catastrophe and have been receiving updates on the situation from their aides.