I know, he’ll be in Florida Thursday and will probably see Scott then, but that didn’t stop Obama from phoning the mayor of Orlando, whom he’ll probably also meet.
From a high-speed rail system to healthcare expansion to opening ties with Cuba, the Republican governor has been a vocal and partisan opponent of the Democratic president, has repeatedly sued the administration and recently chided Obama to “be a partner” in helping Florida fight the Zika virus…
The president, who has been critical of the Republican Congress’ action on Zika funding, has not replied to Scott’s two-week-old request for emergency Zika aid.
Scott is still waiting for a reply to his request Monday to declare a state of emergency after Sunday’s massacre in Orlando.
As the magnitude of the horror in Orlando became known, Obama reached out to “my good friend,” Mayor Buddy Dyer, a Democrat, but Scott is still waiting to hear from the president.
If I were Trump, I’d be on a plane tomorrow for a photo op with Scott. Highlighting Obama’s petty jackassery is an easy way to try to get the public on Trump’s side as the five-month war of words with O begins.