The nation is still struggling to recover from the deadly terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida over the weekend that left 49 people dead at the hands of a radical terrorist.
Now, Barack Obama has found himself in hot water after it was revealed that he has yet to even contact Florida Gov. Rick Scott over the tragedy and coordinate on matters of security. According to Western Journalism, his administration has instead opted to contact Scott exclusively through a White House staffer, a major break from traditional protocol in the wake of state disasters.
Scott himself confirmed this on Tuesday during a Fox News interview with Brian Kilmeade. This was followed by an interview with an interview with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi in which she expressed her frustration.
“This isn’t about politics right now. This is about Americans,” said Bondi. “I believe he should have reached out to the governor of the state of Florida, and he hasn’t.”
When Bondi was asked if she was disappointed in Obama’s decision not to contact state officials, she replied, “Of course we are.”
Bondi and Scott have reached publicly endorsed Donald Trump for president, which may be the reason why a bitter Obama has yet to reach out to them. Scott said he is “fed up” with this administration’s attitude.
“I’m responsible for the security of the people in my state,” said Scott. “I’m fed up with the fact that we’re not destroying ISIS, we’re not vetting these people, and we’re not taking care of our own citizens.”
“What about our security, right?” asked Scott.
In a truly classy move, former president George W. Bush decided to contact Scott directly over the tragedy and offer his condolences.
“He said he and Laura are praying for us and anything he could do, he would love to be helpful,” Scott said.
Trump has also contacted Scott to tell him that he is in his prayers.
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