After the mass shootings at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport, Florida Governor Rick Scott held a press conference.
The shooter was identified as Esteban Santiago, who flew from Alaska to Ft. Lauderdale having checked a back with a 9mm handgun inside. He retrieved the bag upon arrival at the airport, went to the restroom, and then came out shooting in the baggage area killing five people and seriously injuring eight more. There were approximately 40 others injured in the chaos that ensued when people were pushing and shoving to get out of harm’s way.
Santiago was apprehended.
When such a horrific incident happens, it is customary for the governor of the state to reach out to the White House. However, Governor Scott did not reach out to Obama, but instead to Donald Trump and Mike Pence.
Governor Scott’s press conference:
He said that he had not spoken to Obama, nor had he reached out to him.
“I have reached out to President-elect Trump, and spoken to him and to Vice President-elect (Mike) Pence multiple times to keep them informed, and they told me whatever resources that we need from the federal government, they would do everything in their power to make that happen.”
When asked why he hadn’t reached out to Obama, he said that he has a personal relationship with Donald Trump, so he reached out to him.
Trump confirmed in a tweet later that day that he did speak with Scott saying, “Monitoring the terrible situation in Florida. Just spoke to Governor Scott. Thoughts and prayers for all. Stay safe!”
Who can blame him? Just last week President Obama said that we haven’t been attacked in his eight years in office, which means he’s completely delusional and turns a blind eye to tragedy when it strikes the American people. He’s pretending that San Bernardino, Orlando, Boston, Chattanooga, Fort Hood and all the other attacks that have happened under his watch don’t count, so reaching out to Donald Trump and Mike Pence was the right call. Obama was probably out on the golf course and unavailable anyway.