In his second trip to Louisiana this year, President Donald Trump touched down in Lake Charles and toured Sempra Energy's Cameron liquefied natural gas facility Export Facility in Hackberry.
The president landed at Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles on Tuesday afternoon. He gave a speech on energy infrastructure and the economy where he touted the energy sector and promoted two recent executive orders aiming to help the industry by easing restrictions on energy infrastructure and promoting fossil fuel development.
Sempra Energy announced last month that the Hackberry export terminal — Phase One of the Cameron LNG project — had begun feeding natural gas to the first liquefaction unit ahead of ramping up production. The Cameron Parish site is expected to create 10,000 construction jobs as the build-out continues.
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After the tour, Trump was heading to New Orleans aboard Air Force One to attend a private campaign fundraiser in the gated Metarie Club Gardens neighborhood. The fundraiser, which lists Shipbuilder Boysie Bollinger and developer Joe Canizaro as hosts and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, RNC Co-Chair Tommy Hicks Jr. and Trump Victory Finance Chair Todd Rickets as featured guests, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by The Advocate.
Attendees will be shelling out a minimum of $2,800 a piece to attend while others can pay $100,000 to get "roundtable" access and couple can pay $35,000 for a photo with President Trump.
Trump was last in the state in January, when he addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual gathering in New Orleans. He has remained politically popular among Louisiana voters, 58 percent of whom voted for him in the 2016 election, with polls generally tracking his approval rating well above 50 percent.