He once again equates it to a ‘mass shooting’.
Via Daily Mail:
The President has come under fire from a local leader on his short stop-off in San Bernardino while on his way to his annual 16-day Christmas vacation in Hawaii.
Obama met with the families of the 14 who were murdered on December 2 by Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik during a holiday party at Farook’s work.
One local leader criticized the President for meeting only with relatives of the victims who lost heir lives in the attacks and accused him of ‘politicizing’ the tragedy in the weeks afterwards.
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.
A separate table was set up for each family and the Obamas moved from one to the next, spending about ten minutes with each victim’s relatives.
‘Obviously, those families are going through a difficult time, not just because they’ve lost loved ones, but obviously at the holiday season I think that loss is even more acute,’ said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.
‘The president felt before he could begin his holiday that it was important for him to spend some time with these Americans who are mourning.’