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Florida governor called Trump, not Obama after shooting

Friday, January 06, 2017 - 01:34

Florida Governor Rick Scott says he has not spoken to President Obama regarding the airport shooting, but reached out to President-elect Trump and has ''spoken to him and Vice President-elect Pence multiple times'' because he has a ''personal relationship'' with them. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: After a shooter opened fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, killing at least five people, Florida Governor Rick Scott says he reached out to President-elect Donald Trump but not President Obama. "I have reached out to President-elect Trump, and spoken to him and Vice President-elect Pence multiple times to keep them informed. And they told me whatever resources that we need from the federal government, they would do everything in their power to make that happen," said Florida Governor Rick Scott. "I've not talked to President Obama," he said. "It's horrible what happened here. It's not time to be political, it's a time to mourn those that lost their life..." said Scott. A gunman believed to be an Iraq war veteran opened fire at a baggage carousel at Fort Lauderdale's international airport on Friday, killing five people before being taken into custody, officials and witnesses said. Five people died and eight were wounded, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters at the airport, where air traffic was shut down. The gunman had arrived on a flight with a checked gun in his bag, Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca said on Twitter. The shooter claimed his bag and went to the bathroom to load the gun before coming out and firing, LaMarca said.

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Florida governor called Trump, not Obama after shooting

Friday, January 06, 2017 - 01:34