After the Florida airport attack, which left 5 dead, President Obama did the unthinkable. He didn’t even bother to call Florida Governor Rick Scott to offer condolences or help plan the response to the vicious attack.
Flustered by the lack of support, but kind of expecting it from Obama, Scott immediately took action: he called Donald Trump.
At a hastily called press conference 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.”
This isn’t the first time Obama played politics with our security. After the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando not only did Obama not call Gov. Scott, he rejected Scott’s request to declare a state of emergency. Scott blasted Obama at the time saying,
“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.”
Trump, however, did personally call Scott to offer support and help after both attacks.
Notice the difference?