Chris Christie Blasts Louisiana’s Democratic Governor for ‘Injecting Partisan Politics Into a Tragic National Disaster’

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Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey who was criticized for embracing President Obama when he visited that state in the wake of 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, blasted Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards for attacking Donald Trump’s motives for his visit to flood ravaged Louisiana on Friday. “Mr. Trump and Governor Pence have shown true leadership by visiting those devastated by the flooding in Louisiana. By bringing attention and aid to those affected, Mr. Trump has led by example and shown what we have come to expect from our nation’s leaders,” Christie said in a statement released late Friday. “The criticism by Louisiana’s Governor is injecting partisan politics into a tragic national disaster. I refused to do that during Hurricane Sandy and I put the people of New Jersey first. Governor Edwards should do the same thing because the people of Louisiana deserve better,” Christie said. In a statement released by his office late Thursday, a spokesperson for Gov. Edwards said, “Donald Trump hasn’t called the governor to inform him of his visit. We welcome him to LA but not for a photo-op. Instead we hope he’ll consider volunteering or making a sizable donation to the LA Flood Relief Fund to