Wow… that’s going to leave a mark. Not to make light of the tragedy in Florida yesterday, but this is funny. Governor Rick Scott gave an interview to the press after the whole horrific slaughter went down in Ft. Lauderdale that took five lives. During the interview, he informed reporters that he had spoken multiple times with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and President-elect Donald Trump. When asked if he had spoken to Barack Obama, he tersely replied, “I have not.” Looks like Obama is already out of office even before he officially leaves.
Scott didn’t seek the advice of Obama at all during this emergency and why should he? Obama is never there when a tragedy goes down unless it benefits him politically. Democrats are furious over this, just like they are on every other thing that involves Trump. When pressed by the media to explain why he didn’t reach out to the Loser-in-Chief, Scott said, “This is not a time to be political.” Amen to that and I don’t blame Scott on this… you want someone who will actually take things in hand like Trump, not some golfing Marxist like Obama.
From the Independent Review Journal:
On Friday, the Fort Lauderdale Airport became the scene of the latest mass murder in America.
The gunman, Esteban Santiago, opened fire at a baggage claim — killing five and injuring nine. Santiago was taken into police custody.
When it came time for Florida Governor Rick Scott to give a statement in a press conference, he perplexed reporters by saying that he had not talked to President Obama yet. Instead, he talked to President-elect Donald Trump.
Governor Scott said:
“I’ve not talked to President Obama. No, President Obama has not reached out to me. I have talked to President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Pence quite a few times.”
Then, Scott was asked if he had reached out to Obama. His reply, “I have not.” Scott was pressed on the issue again. His curt response was, “This is not a time to be political.”
Democrats are hammering the governor for it.
Oh, and the petulant Democrats are so upset that Scott dissed Obama! Imagine the butt hurt over this. This is payback for the lack of response from Obama during other emergencies in the state of Florida. The Pulse nightclub terror attack was seven months ago. President Obama didn’t reach out to the Florida governor, though the attack was the worst mass shooting in American history. An Obama staffer did, but not the president. Exactly what does that say to Gov. Scott? So, excuse me if I think the good governor acted exactly right here.
In addition, the Obama administration turned down a request from Scott to declare a state of emergency:
Today, the Obama Administration rejected Governor Scott’s request for an Emergency Declaration under the Stafford Act following last week’s terror attack at Pulse Nightclub.
By denying this request, the federal government will not provide the $5 million in federal funds requested by Governor Scott to help with emergency response efforts, law enforcement response, emergency medical care, counseling services and other social services to assist victims.
Guess who called Gov. Scott after the Pulse Nightclub attack? That’s right… Donald J. Trump. In contrast, Obama reached out via phone to California Governor Jerry Brown over the state’s wildfires. Obama also reached out via phone to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon before Ferguson’s grand jury released their report. But let a terrorist kill a bunch of Americans in Florida and Obama just couldn’t be bothered. However, President-elect Donald Trump could. Who is more presidential here? I think the answer is obvious.
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