Donald Trump has arrived in Louisiana to tour damage from the historic flooding.

The Republican presidential nominee, along with his running mate Mike Pence, arrived in Baton Rouge Friday morning.

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He began his visit at the Greenwell Springs Church, where he and several Louisiana GOP elected officials met with a small gathering inside the church.

Once outside, Trump found an enthusiastic group of people, some of whom reacted with screams and shouts of support for the candidate.

Trump signed a few autographs and continued talk with officials like Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and Senator Bill Cassidy.

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In East Baton Rouge Parish Trump's motorcade drove through hard-hit communities, where ripped up carpet and flooring, furniture and the entire contents of homes were piled on the curb. People who were still mucking out their homes, in some instances, came out to wave at the motorcade with gloved hands dirty from their house-gutting work. He and Pence then met a group of volunteers at a Baptist church who have been cooking meals for flood victims and helping the elderly gut their homes.

"Thank you for coming, Mr. Trump," one woman screamed.

"We knew you would be here for us!" another shouted.

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, says he won't be involved in Trump's visit, saying Thursday that Trump is welcome, "but not for a photo-op." Edwards' spokesman Richard Carbo said in a statement that "we hope he'll consider volunteering or making a sizable donation to the LA Flood Relief Fund to help the victims of this storm. "