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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Rick Scott wants Obama to end Argentina trip, come to Florida

Posted By on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 3:02 PM

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President Barack Obama's trip to Argentina will be over later tonight, but Florida Gov. Rick Scott just can't wait anymore.
 
Using the power of the Caps Lock, Scott sent out this tweet to Obama: 
In a statement, Scott urged the president to come back to the United States, specifically to Florida to "address the concerns of American tourists considering travel to Europe" after terrorist attacks in Brussels killed 31 people and injured 330. Scott says: 

"Following the gruesome terrorist attacks in Brussels earlier this week, President Obama chose to continue gallivanting across the communist country of Cuba with the Castros. Now, he is dancing the tango in Argentina.

“Not only do I believe that President Obama should immediately return to America, I am inviting him today to come to Florida and address the concerns of American tourists considering travel to Europe. As the tourism capital of America, in Florida, we understand how important it is to communicate effectively about any safety concerns to tourists.

Unfortunately, in the aftermath of the Brussels attacks, President Obama chose to continue watching a baseball game and doing ‘the wave’ with dictator Raul Castro. It is time for him to return home and lay out for the American people how he will combat terrorism in a way that will not only keep Americans safe at home, but also as they travel abroad. Florida is the perfect place for this address."
As the Miami Herald noted, Obama only met with Cuban president Raúl Castro while he was visiting Cuba this week. Obama held a moment of silence during his speech for the Cuban people and told ESPN during the baseball game between the Cuban national team and the Tampa Bay Rays that "It’s always a challenge when you have a terrorist attack anywhere in the world, particularly in this age of 24/7 news coverage...You want to be respectful and understand the gravity of the situation, but the whole premise of terrorism is to try to disrupt people’s ordinary lives.”



Republicans have been complaining about Obama's trips to Latin America for a while now, so Scott, like Castro doing the wave, seems to be slightly late on this one. 

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