A Louisiana aid worker helping with the state’s relief effort after floods destroyed over 40,000 homes and killed 13 people, slammed GOP nominee Donald Trump in a Facebook post this Saturday.
Neva Butkus said she “has spent this entire week running donation centers, organizing volunteer efforts, and will be doing demo work on houses all this weekend.”
“Our Governor has explicitly asked Obama to NOT VISIT at this moment because our first responders are STILL saving people’s lives,” Butkus wrote. “YES, It has been a week and there is still standing water. Tens of thousands of people are displaced. This is a NIGHTMARE and our governor does not want to shut down interstates that are BRINGING IN SUPPLIES just to escort our President into the city.”
She pointed out that Trump’s surprise visit was not welcomed by most residents she knows that the spectacle tied up precious resources.
“He is exploiting an opportunity to look as if he is welcomed during a tragedy,” she said.
“Our Governor literally told him… that Trump is welcome in our state but if he’s coming he better be volunteering or writing a sizable check to assist with recovery,” she continued. “A 60 second video of him unloading play-doh from a truck does not count.”
“Trump. Seriously…“Like where is the f*cking check?” she asked.
“My people are drowning. My co-workers and family and friends have lost everything. My friends and co-workers that haven’t lost everything are taking off work (my boyfriend is taking PTO) to clean out people’s homes and rip out sheet rock and carpet. Give us money or GTFO. I don’t want to see you in your suit in AUGUST carrying boxes off a truck like you care about us. Louisiana is an incredible place. Baton Rouge is my home and I have watched people drop EVERYTHING to help one another during this time. The whole country seems to be floored by the generosity and love that our residents show each other during tough times, but to us this is normal. This is Louisiana. And you do not belong here.”
You can read her entire post here.