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President Obama to visit flood-stricken Baton Rouge next week

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Posted at 4:03 PM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 16:04:20-04

President Barack Obama will visit flood-stricken Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday after outcry that he didn’t end his Martha’s Vineyard vacation to visit the area.

The White House said Obama was “eager to get a first-hand look at the impact of the devastating floods, hear from more officials about the response, including how the federal government can assist and tell the people of Louisiana that the American people will be with them as they rebuild their community and come back stronger than ever.”

Obama’s trip won’t interfere with his summer vacation, as he was scheduled to return to Washington on Sunday.

The announcement comes hours after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump toured areas affected by the floods in Baton Rouge.