“Republican nominee Donald Trump today landed in Louisiana to witness first-hand the devastation wrought by flooding not seen there since Hurricane Katrina pummeled the Gulf Coast in 2005,” Keith Koffler reports for Lifezette.

“Trump’s arrival on the scene helps him on a number of levels. Most importantly, it provides a dramatic contrast to Hillary Clinton and President Obama, both of whom have neglected to visit a region where more than a dozen have died and tens of thousands have been forced out of their homes,” Koffler reports. “Obama, the actual president, has responded absurdly, refusing to budge from the Martha’s Vineyard golf courses where he is playing nearly daily with celebrities and wealthy friends — even to issue a public statement, let alone visit the unfolding tragedy.”

Donald Trump and Mike Pence help move supplies at a Baptist church in a heavily damaged portion of East Baton Rouge Parish in Louisiana.

Donald Trump and Mike Pence help move supplies at a Baptist church in a heavily damaged portion of East Baton Rouge Parish in Louisiana.

“Though the press has barely noticed, Obama’s performance is demonstrably worse than that of George W. Bush during the 2005 Hurricane Katrina catastrophe,” Koffler reports. “But he was nevertheless pilloried by the very same mainstream media that seem to think it is okay that Obama is dining out on overpriced seafood and tooling around in a golf cart while Louisiana residents are using rowboats to try to get to their homes and salvage their belongings.”

Obama golfs with Larry David during Martha’s Vineyard vacation

Obama golfs with Larry David during Martha’s Vineyard vacation

“Apple has added banners to its U.S. website, iTunes Store, and App Store encouraging customers to donate to the American Red Cross to help support people who have been affected by the widespread flooding in southern Louisiana,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors.

“Donation tiers available include $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 and $200, with all proceeds from donations sent to the American Red Cross,” Clover reports. “All transactions are processed as iTunes or App Store purchases.”

“Flooding in Louisiana, which started last week after torrential rainfall, have damaged more than 40,000 houses and left many thousands of people without homes,” Clover reports. “More than 20 parishes have been affected, and in many of the areas, flood insurance was not common because they weren’t known flood zones. The Red Cross has called the Louisiana flooding the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy.”

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MacDailyNews Note: To donate via Apple’s iTunes Store to help people affected by the Louisiana floods by giving to the American Red Cross, please click here.

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