Hurricane Laura's devastating impact on the Gulf Coast has not affected the final session of the Republican National Convention, the President Trump's acceptance speech "will happen as scheduled tonight."
The powerful storm slammed into the city of Lake Charles, but the Trump campaign pointed out that the president "has FEMA in steady contact with state and local officials and has already mobilized resources and supplies to people in harm's way."
Democratic nominee Joe Biden criticized the Republicans. Pushing back, the Trump campaign pointed to the opening prayer at Wednesday night's session, which included asking God to protect the people in the path of the storm.
"President Trump is doing his job working to protect the health and well-being of the American people, while, as usual, the Biden campaign is trying to take advantage of a crisis by turning it into a political weapon. Useless partisan sniping from the basement helps no one," Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh argued in a statement to Fox News.
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