December 3, 2021

MR. SENSITIVE: Obama Heads to Fundraiser After Ft. Hood Massacre

On Wednesday evening, President Obama was being kept up to date on the developments from the mass shooting at Fort Hood while reportedly attending fundraisers for the 2014 election cycle. According to White House spokesman Josh Earnest, Obama is in the loop while at the fundraisers.

shooting at fort hoodObama will be in Chicago for four and a half hours, and the events have largely been closed to the media, with radio and TV reporters banned from attendance. Only one print reporter will be allowed to provide press pool notes.

According to the Associated Press’ Nedra Pickler:

Obama spoke from Chicago Cut steakhouse, in same room where he just met w/ about 25 DNC donors who paid up to $32,400

— Nedra Pickler (@nedrapickler) April 3, 2014

Obama’s statement, given at 7:15 PM CT, was this:

obama after ft hood massacre

Obama after Ft Hood massacre

We’re heartbroken that something like this might have happened again. I don’t what to comment on facts until we know exactly what happened. But just for now I would hope that everyone across the country keep the families of Fort Hood in our thoughts and our prayers. The folks there have sacrificed so much on behalf of our freedom. Many of the people there have been on multiple tours of Iraq and Afghanistan, they served with valor, they served with distinction. At their home base they need to feel safe. We don’t yet know what happened tonight but obviously that sense of safety has been broken once again. We need to find out exactly what happened.

The Commander-in-Chief then continued on to his $550,000 fundraiser.