Trump orders federal assistance for Louisiana
President Donald Trump on Saturday approved an emergency declaration for a large part of Louisiana and ordered federal assistance for the state as Hurricane Nate approached the central Gulf of Mexico.
The president was headlining a fundraiser on Saturday night in Greensboro, North Carolina, to benefit his Trump Victory joint fundraising committee with the Republican National Committee. The event was expected to raise $2 million, with donors paying up to $35,000 per couple to serve as co-hosts.
Before leaving for North Carolina, Trump took to Twitter to repeat his assertion that trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs is a waste of time.