President Obama is currently on what feels like his millionth vacation at Martha’s Vineyard. He also had time to go to a Hillary Clinton fundraiser, too. However, it seems like Obama has not had time to properly address the fact that Louisiana is seeing some of the worst floods in history. Aside from signing a disaster declaration five days ago, he has otherwise not commented on the situation. But if this was George Bush, everyone would be in an uproar…
The devastating flooding has decimated over towns, highways and suburban residences. Thousands of people have been displaced, many have been injured, and now its been estimated at least eleven people have died.
One celebrity elite however is addressing the problem: country pop star Taylor Swift. After touring in Louisiana last year, Swift said that she appreciated her fans in Louisiana and was heartbroken by the devastation going on in the state. She then pledged to donate $1 million in relief money and encouraged others to “help out and send [their] love and prayers.”
Clearly doing more PR work than our president, here’s Swift’s full statement below:
“We began The 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home. The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking. I encourage those who can to help out and send your love and prayers their way during this devastating time.”
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