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Gov. Edwards meets with President-elect Trump in Baton Rouge to talk flood recovery

(Source: Gov. John Bel Edwards' website) (Source: Gov. John Bel Edwards' website)

Gov. John Bel Edwards met with President-elect Donald Trump in Baton Rouge on Friday before the president-elect’s speech to a crowd gathered at the airport.

Edwards said he talked to Trump about recovery after the historic August floods. He described the conversation as "positive."

I appreciate President-elect Trump taking the time to briefly visit with me during his trip to Louisiana today. During our visit, I had the opportunity to again congratulate him on his victory and update him on our disaster recovery efforts since his visit in August. We had a brief, but positive, conversation about our state's needs in order to complete the rebuilding process, and he expressed his love for our great state. President-elect Trump and his administration will play a vital role in securing additional assistance for recovery from the March and August floods. I reiterated my enthusiasm to partner with him, and the President-elect and I agreed to meet again after the inauguration to discuss issues important to Louisiana in more detail.

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