The terror attack in Orlando marks the the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11. Governor Rick Scott told Fox News on Tuesday that he’s received phone calls from George W. Bush and Donald Trump. Scott says he has not received a call from President Obama.
Gov. Scott shared details of both calls.
According to Scott, G.W. Bush told him that he and former first lady Laura Bush “were praying for us, and anything he could do, he would love to be helpful.”
As for Trump, “He called to just ask how I was doing, you know, like everybody else is praying for us,” Scott said. The Florida governor endorsed Trump following his victory in the state’s March primary.
The Second Amendment didn’t kill anybody. Evil, radical Islam, ISIS, they killed,” Scott said. “We have to start standing up for our country. We have to say, we’re going to vet people before they come into our country. If you disagree with what our country believes in, why in the living daylights are you allowed in our country?”
Scott recalled being on a call with the White House following last November’s attacks in Paris, saying that he asked the administration to share vetting information for anyone who comes into “my state, and they said no,” with respect to refugees.
“They said, ‘Oh, those people have privacy rights,’” Scott said. “What about our security rights? The security of making sure if you live in my state, you’re going to be safe. I’m responsible for the safety of the people of my state. I’m fed up with the fact that we’re not destroying ISIS, we’re not vetting these people, we’re not taking care of our own citizens.”