On Friday afternoon, Florida Gov. Rick Scott addressed reporters at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport about the attack that left five people dead and many more injured. Scott mentioned that he’d already spoken to President-Elect Trump and VP-Elect Pence but had not yet talked to President Obama.
Gov. Rick Scott asked why he reached out to Trump but not Obama, says he has a "personal relationship" with Trump.
— Andrew Abramson (@AbramsonFL) January 6, 2017
Actress Debra Messing seems to think Gov. Scott was derelict in his duty:
The FL Governor called Trump and Pence and NOT @POTUS about the shooting at the Airport. That's right. Did NOT call the current President.
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) January 6, 2017
It should be noted that during his remarks to the press Gov. Scott pointed out after being asked that President Obama had not yet called him either.
Now imagine why that might be. https://t.co/Eg4vrp9exZ
— A Raised Eyebrow (@ARaised_Eyebrow) January 7, 2017
He called the guy who does stuff and not just ignores stuff, darlin' https://t.co/lON7OW4DDY
— Liars Never Win (@liars_never_win) January 7, 2017
@liars_never_win A little recent history: Obama never called FLA Governor after Orlando shooting, as is custom. Because of politics.
— Brad Marsh (SW) (@BradMarshv1) January 7, 2017
President Obama did eventually get in touch with Gov. Scott and others in Florida:
Pres Obama phoned FL Governor & Broward County Mayor about airport shooting. Assured them federal authorities will assist investigation.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 7, 2017