From the article: "Obama reached out via phone to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon before Ferguson's grand jury released their report."
Should he have also reached out AFTER the report was released considering the "hands up-don't shoot" was pure fantasy! The tradegy of the Obama administration is that race relations are worse now than when he took office 8 years ago. Perhaps his selective actions/reactions such as not calling Scott are part of the problem especially since he had Black Lives Matter to the White House.
All you have to know is how Obama treated Rick Scott after the terrorist attack in Orlando. Governor Scott was smart enough to know that "reaching out" to Obama was a waste of time. Screw Obama. He's a "has been" president. Thank God his time is up and Hillary lost. Go Trump! #MAGA
@Glenn Duke....Trump has done so much more than Odumbo has done in the past 8 years. You gay liberals only want a president who is willing to have gay sex with you. Like Odumbo. You probably even had gay sex with his male gorilla. You're just like Odumbo. You both love hairy asses.
Why would Gov. Scott call a man who has done nothing to help us Floridians in the 8 yrs. he's been POTUS? Obozo only extends a helping hand to the lap-dogs who suck up to him. News flash, Barry.....in 13 more days, your sorry A** will be out of here!!
That's a pretend fuming. They don't care. The only thing liberals care about is getting their bowl of Odumbo shit. They stand in long lines at the White House with bowls in hand waiting for Odumbo to take a shit so they can fill their bowls. They say Odumbo's Muslim shit tastes like pork.
First off obamnation should have called Rick scott right from the get go. So Scott did what any true patriot would have done he called Trump who is the person who cares. Second of all obamanation cares less about these situations. All he cares about is bringing more terrorist into this soon to be GREAT COUNTRY and golfing and suppling arms to the terrorists such as isis. So grow up all you liberal demoasses.
I think Obama should have been on the phone to Gov. Scott. Just shows he doesn't really care it's would be called another workplace violence . Wasn't it his own wife? that said when they go low we go high. I'm counting down the days when the WH is cleaned up . Plus Obama is building a wall around that house in DC . What is he afraid of thought people loved him so why a wall.
Since when are the democrts not fuming about something since Trump won the offiice of the POTUS. Scott did nothing that the left had done when Obama took office and refused to listen the right about the damage NO-BAMA care would ultimately cause.
By your comments it's really hard to discern who's a bigger punk, Trump or you. Are you referring to Pres. Obama who killed Bin Laden and righted the sinking ship that was our economy? The same Wall Street folks who brought us the economic meltdown are being welcomed into our government in very important positions. This is not good.
Obama is president until January 20th. Once trump is sworn in, Obama isn't president anymore. The Congress approving the electoral college votes doesn't make trump president. That being said, Obama should have called FL governor. Trump called as peotus but couldn't really do anything to help.
The Orlando shooting was NOT "the largest mass shooting in United States history."
The largest mass shooting in United States history occurred on December 29, 1890. On that date, agents of the United States government MURDERED almost 300 Sioux Indians near Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine River Lakota Reservation in North Dakota. At least half of them were innocent, defenseless women and children.
The Indians had been assembled there so that the government could seize their firearms "for their own safety." About 20 US soldiers were given the Medal of Honor for their part in the murders.
It's interesting that the Dems accuse Scott of exploiting the tragedy for political purposes. I vividly recall the Democrats' hysterical demands for draconian gun control in the wake of the Orlando shootings before the corpses were cold.
They don't want you to remember American acts of genocide and most people will believe whatever they read because they refuse to educate themselves. People are dumb. Gun control doesn't work. Obama should have reached out to florida, not the other way around.
Obama ignored Scott's request for help after the Pulse Nightclub attack. Obama never retuned a call or made a call in that situation. Obama is a despicable, scramble brained, drug addict. Calling him for anything is a wast of time!!!!!
I thought Trump was not these Democrats President anyway and never would be so why should they care if Scott and Trump had been in contact. Obama showed what he thought of Gov. Scott in regard to the lack of contact after the Orlando shooting.
Scott knew that Obama was out on the golf course and could not be reached. And even if he was reached, he would not care what happened. Trump is now the one to deal with these matters going forward. Any changes will be made by Trump. So that was the right person to call.
Sounds like Trump and Pence called him to see if they could help. It does not say he called them. Where does it say he has to call obummer. Obummer should have reached out to him to offer help. But obummer don't give a shit about americans so he did not call. That is the difference between obummer and Trump. Trump cares and is trying to help
Call the traitor in chief? why? so he can lecture him about the christians kiiling the muslins back in the 1200's defending them in the name of christianity... as he has done it in the past. This traitor has been a disgrace for this country for the past 8 years...
They missed one. Last year when Louisiana was struck by floods in areas not even considered flood zones, Obama wouldn't even acknowledge the situation until after his vacation ended two weeks later. However, Trump was there with supplies, food and water as soon as he could get in. Right now people are still living in tents and make-shift shelters, while the area gets hit with ice and freezing temperatures. FEMA has so many rules and regulations that they actully help very few people and those they commit to helping often never hear back from them with the promised asssitance. Just as this article illustrates, Republican states have been ignored in their plights by this administration and denied necessary help funded by tax dollars from all states. The fear that is growing among Democrats may not be that fear racism, hatred or violence so much, but rather that may find the same kind of response time in a disaster from a government that opposes them as we did.
No, it makes him look smart. He reaches out to who will respond. Obama has done nothing for Florida! Ask the Floridians. Democrats need to ask Obama to take responsibility for his lack of actions, not blame Trump for stepping up and asking if he can help.
Gov. Scot reached out to Obama for the Pulse shootings and got refused help. People in Florida are still waiting for the checks that Fema promised after Hurricane Matthew and no response from the President. Why should he ask a President who refuses the help to a state just because they have a Republican Govenor. The State of Florida has received no help from the Obama Administration after he made a public declaration saying Florida can get the help they needed after Matthew and the Pulse and rsecived nothing.
The question is vague. He was only asked if he talked to Obama. He commented on who he did speak to. Why would he call Obama? It's likely Trump and Pence called him. That's class. People need to learn to comprehend what they are reading before getting all upset.
He was asked if Obuma had reached out to him, he said NO. asked if Trump had reached out, said Yes. This is not obout President Obuma people. This is about the incident that happened at airport. THANK YOU GOV. SCOTT FOR MAKING IT ABOUT THE VICTIMS
He didn't say he called Trump, he said he talked talked to them. Did you ever think that Trump and Pence might call him? Obama should have called Gov. Scott, Scott has a lot going on with the shooting. But once again Obama acts like "big deal what, do I care?" The same he's done many a time.
Gov Scott has enough on his plate to be reaching out to anyone. If anyone needed to reach out to someone it should be the president to him! Obama is a complete failure of a president and has no decency. He picks and chooses what issues he can respond to and evidence shows he only chooses the ones who will benefit him or make himself look good.
So Gov Scott called someone who cares. He didn't call the racist muslim you dumbocrats call a president. the not only lame but retarded duck you still call a president. A divisive ass who returned racial relations to the civil war era. A treasonist you call your leader. 8 years of nothing but trying to destroy America. Hmmm I wonder why the Gov called the man who wil actually get us straitened up? Anyone who questions Gov Scott should be sent to a far away land with your leader and brother of the islamic terrorists. You guys are such sheeeeeple to still believe in that domestic enemy.....
Governor Scott is a man of VISION. Why call a corrupted outgoing politician when he can call the real man with power to DO something about it? Obama would immediately blame Vladimir Putin or the Pope, or Mickey Mouse... Obama is synonimous with HEMORRHOIDS.
He probably thought the Mr. O was too busy plannning his "adult" farewell party...makes me wonder what adult means to Mr. O? When people say "adult" party it does not make me think of anything wholesome or good happening there.
This article is misleading. Obama, as President,is suppose to reach out to any governor in crisis. He chooses not to unless it behooves him...if it's a white on minority crime, he would have not only reached out but made a speech right away to continue to try to divide this country. It is not the Governor's fault that certain politicians reached out to him and others who couldn't give a dam, didn't.
Comments below articles always seem to be the honest truth and the comments in the articles content are always the opposite. I don't know anyone in my area my personal friends who support Hillary or Obama where are they. Are they apparitions I think we are fighting ghost. Trump is a badass homie.
I live in Florida, voted for Scott & Trump. I have been very disappointed with Scott and regret voting for him. With that said, calling Obama would have done little good. He is already a has been and would have found a way to blame white people or 2nd. amendment supporters.
They are just mad this guy was not white. Notice all the headlines are strictly about his mental illness, if the guy had have been white, regardless of his mental health, the story would be very different. I can't wait for this brand of identity politics to end, it has not been good for race relations or the country in general.
I find this to be very disturbing that people would desicrate the memories of these innocent people for a political rant! Very disgusting... If Obama was so concerned he should have been the first to call not the other way around.. Typical make scandal where there's no need... God bless these souls and the families and friends they leave behind????????
Obama wasn't going to help Gov. Scott and Scott knew that!! That was already Proven because of the Orlando Terrorist Attack!! Obama and All Leftist Liberals will call this Terrorist Attack another "Work Place" incident with "Mental Illness"!! This was a damn "Terrorist Attack" by Another Muslim/Muslim Lover!! Islam IS The Problem!!
What's obummer going to do ?? Call it workplace violence , an unfortunate incident ? Give me a break... divider in chief is not who anyone wants to call when terrorist tragedy strikes .... even if it "wasn't " ISIS inspired , it is still TERRORISM!!!
Here's what The Gov. 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.”
That sounds like --- No "reaching out" from Obama, is CERTAINLY the case. It also indicates, but does not clearly state, that Trump did "reach out".
The only thing is --- Who called who? Did the Gov call Trump? Or did Trump "reach out" to the Gov?
For those calling the Florida Govenor names, read your history of your President Obama before you make your ignorant comments. Fortunately Obama will be put out to pasture. Unfortunately for the rest of the jack asses in the pasture they will have Obama for company.
Here's the thing, that's just disrepectful to the Office OF The President Of The United States Of America, ( PERIOD)
So , these "racist officials" are just degrading the Office- and anybody else who comes to occupy- I will certainly have much less respect( NO RESPECT) or civil consideration for any republican official or sitting president. EVER ! FUCK rick scott and that BITCH ASS trump !! AND FUCK ALL YOU RACIST IDIOTS !! your NOT helping. GO BACK TO EUROPE ,EAT SHIT AND DIE !!
Obama couldn't have done much with very little time left in office. Also the president should have reached out to Rick Scott immediately but he did not. Rick Scott knows our state very well and did what he thought was better. If you would have done something different great cause thousands of people would have done things differently too. Rick Scott is human and a smart one. He did what's best for my home state Florida. Thank you Rick Scott for what you have done to my home state
Democrat or Republican, it was Rick Scott's DUTY to call POTUS instead of the pres-elect and vp-elect. The FBI, ATF, ad infinitum, are still employed by the POTUS administration. Further, "they", who are NOT in office, have NO authority to offer any assistance. To politicize such a tragedy is incomprensible. IN FACT, President Obama, did IN FACT, call Scott to offere assistance (basically, the first thing was that the FBI and ATF and whoever else involved, responded immediately, while under POTUS administration, and, of course, offered any additional assistance necessary within his POWER as POTUS.
So was Obamas' arm or telephone broken? Should'nt the President have called the Governor in this case? Why is the onus on Scott? Oh and by the way, when was Obama going to hold a news conference on the kidnapping and torture of a special needs white man by four thugs? Still waiting for that one. Had the races been reversed, Obama and Al Sharpton would have held a televised news conference at White House. Such short memories by the left-it's amazing. Regardless of party,Obama should have taken the lead in both cases,and in both cases failed. He is too busy trying to put obstacles in the way of the new administration instead of looking out for the people. It's all about him and his so-called "legacy".
So was Obama's arm or telephone broken? Should'nt the President have called the Governor in this case? Why is the onus on Scott? Oh and by the way, when was Obama going to hold a news conference on the kidnapping and torture of a special needs white man by four thugs? Still waiting for that one. Had the races been reversed, Obama and Al Sharpton would have held a conference at White House. Such short memories by the left-it's amazing. Regardless of party,Obama should have lead in both cases,and in both cases failed. He is too busy trying to put obstacles in the way of the new administration instead of looking out for the people. It's all about him and his so-called "legacy".
I can't believe all the jerks here that think Obama would do anything anyway. Look this POS has done nothing when our law enforcment were attacked or when any white person was a victim of blm, so why would Scott give a rats ass about what Obama would do for his situation? Scott did the right thing and reach out to the only ones that would see to it that he and his state would get help. (And that sure isn't anyone in the White House at the moment!)
Since Obama seems to have retreated from the public parsona of a president. Prefering to give himself an award, search it out on cable,too funny. Attending endless liberal farewell parties. Creating endless xecutive order mayhem to greet President elect Trump and behaving like a giddy juvenile. Can you blame Scott for not wanitng to intrude in the playroom debacle and reach out to the adult in the room. Obama as Present president of all the people should have been on the wires immediately voicing concern for the victims. Where was he? Trump did reach out immediately to Scott, offering any aid he could officially or unofficially give to him. Trump has acted more like a president in a month than Obama has in eight years. No wonder the Democrats are distressed.
Rick Scott is an asshole. Calling President-elect with no legal and constitutional rights yet to act as POTUS while ignoring the incumbent. Dirty politics. Unfortunately, five dead bodies are in the morgue while republican hatred plays out in Florida.
Why contact OBama. He will not do anything anyway. Helping out a Republican Governer is not in his scope. He's a lame ass duck just let him go away. You other clowns get over it. Trump has gotten more actionable items done before being president than BHO did while in
Eric Dorsey,you say BO and Biden would help IF ASKED,well they shouldn't have to be ask they should have been there for the American people that were killed and injured if they cared for the people the way they should but they DON'T CARE,now that is the problem.