Did he do it because he was in a hurry to get to Hawaii or did he do it because he doesn’t give a hoot about the wounded and the First Responders or both?
When Barack Obama stopped by San Bernardino to visit families of the victims on his way to Hawaii, he only visited with families of those killed. The way it was set up, the First Responders and most victims could have been there. A visit to the two still hospitalized would have been nice.
Rep. Pete Aguilar, the Democratic congressman who represents San Bernardino, said it was important to have the president in the community to “bring comfort”.
But San Bernardino Supervisor Curt Hagman said it wasn’t enough, arguing that the first responders and the 22 who were injured in the attack “also deserve the president’s time”.
“This is an opportunity for unity and healing at the highest level and I call upon President Obama to be more inclusive with his meeting,” Hagman said in a statement.
Hagman also offered his assistance to bringing families of first responders and the wounded to the meeting.
Obama ignored the request.
After he was criticized for the statement on Facebook, Hagman accused Obama of using a terrorist attack “to promote his agenda on gun control”, according to Buzzfeed.
The entire meeting was set up for Obama’s convenience. Victims families were all in one place sitting around at different tables. Obama went from table to table, hugged some, and then took off.
He had to give his anti-gun speech.
First Lady Michelle Obama joined her husband for the meetings at Indian Springs High School, just a short drive from the airport where Air Force One landed after the cross-country flight from Washington.
There were a lot of Obama admirers but one relative said, “On the one hand, his visit felt like a nice gesture. On the other, when she read in the news that he was stopping on his way to Hawaii for his vacation she couldn’t help but feel ‘like we were a throw in’.”