UPDATED: Fla. Gov Talks to Trump, Obama After Florida Airport Shooting
The Governor of Florida contacted Donald Trump first, and later contacting President Obama.
The Hill reports:
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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Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) said Friday after a shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport that he had talked to both President Obama and President-elect Trump on the incident.
“I appreciate when something like this happens you know that you have the support of the federal government,” Scott said.
Scott initially talked to Trump about the shooting Friday that left five people dead, but later also spoke to Obama.
“The President, on behalf of the American people, extended his sincere condolences to the families and other loved ones of those killed and noted that his thoughts and prayers are with the wounded. He added that federal authorities will continue to assist the ongoing investigation into this horrific shooting,” National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said after the two had spoken about the shooting.
Obama was also briefed by his top homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco, and was expected to receive updates as the investigation unfolds, the White House said.
In Obama’s first official statement on the shooting, he said he was “heartbroken” for the families of the victims.
Trump tweeted that he was “monitoring the terrible situation in Florida,” offering his thoughts and prayers for those involved.
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