Jeff Nolan feels like he didn’t lose much in the floods ravaging Louisiana–at least, compared to a lot of people.
But when Nolan was interviewed by ABC News, his emotions about the visit of Donald Trump to his home state in the midst of so much loss came pouring out.
As he wiped away the tears from his eyes, the man explained in a short space how hard it is for so many people there.
“Let’s see,” he said, as he began choking up. “I didn’t lose anything compared to what a lot of people lost. I’m okay. It’s materialistic things. They can be replaced.”
The floods have torn through the state of Louisiana, leading to the evacuation of over 40,000 homes.
While Trump visited the state to hand out emergency supplies, President Obama was on a golf trip Friday and Hillary Clinton made a phone call to the Louisiana Governor.
“And having Trump here, that meant a lot to you?” ABC reporter Tom Llamas asked.
“Oh yes, yes,” he responded. “Because, hell, America’s gotta wake up! Donald Trump’s the way to wake us up. He’s waking America up, he’s gotta get busy. America’s got to get behind him.”
“Without America getting behind Donald Trump, we’re going to lose and lose bigger than this flood,” Nolan added. “So, America’s gotta wake up.”