He never meets with the victims of muslim attacks, and only meets when its a black person killed by a white cop… seeing the trend now?
One local leader criticized the President for meeting only with relatives of the victims who lost their lives in the attacks and accused him of ‘politicizing’ the tragedy in the weeks afterwards.
First Lady Michelle Obama joined her husband for the meetings at Indian Springs High School, just a short drive from the airport where Air Force One landed after the cross-country flight from Washington.
A separate table was set up for each family and the Obamas moved from one to the next, spending about ten minutes with each victim’s relatives.
‘Obviously, those families are going through a difficult time, not just because they’ve lost loved ones, but obviously at the holiday season I think that loss is even more acute,’ said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.
‘The president felt before he could begin his holiday that it was important for him to spend some time with these Americans who are mourning.’
Rep. Pete Aguilar, the Democratic congressman who represents San Bernardino, said it was important to have the president in the community to ‘bring comfort’.
But San Bernardino Supervisor Curt Hagman said it wasn’t enough, arguing that the first responders and the 22 who were injured in the attack ‘also deserve the president’s time’.
‘This is an opportunity for unity and healing at the highest level and I call upon President Obama to be more inclusive with his meeting,’ Hagman said in a statement.
Hagman also offered his assistance to bringing families of first responders and the wounded to the meeting.
After he was criticized for the statement on Facebook, Hagman accused Obama of using a terrorist attack ‘to promote his agenda on gun control’, according to Buzzfeed.