In the aftermath of the deadly mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, Florida Governor Rick Scott spoke to the press to give an update.
Scott said that he reached out to Donald Trump and Mike Pence, who let him know they would help him with any assistance from the federal government.
However, he also let it be known that he has not spoken with the current President, saying Barack Obama has not reached out to him yet. When pressed by reporters, he stated that he only reached out to Trump and Pence, but not to Obama, and that it was him who initiated the contact with Trump/Pence.
Scott later bristled when asked why he didn’t try to contact the sitting POTUS, saying it was not a time to be political.
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he has reached out to Trump and Pence since the shooting, but not POTUS. pic.twitter.com/y8iVykaxV3
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