President Obama visits San Bernardino victim’s families. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama met with the families of victims of the Dec. 2 terrorist attackand first responders Friday night.
Air Force One landed at San Bernardino International Airport at 7:40 p.m. Obama gave a wave at the top of the stairs, then walked down with his wife to shake hands first with San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis and then James Ramos, chairman of the county Board of Supervisors. They spoke for several minutes.
A motorcade, including more than half a dozen law enforcement vehicles, then drove from the airport.
Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-San Bernardino, flew in from the nation’s capital on Air Force One.
“It’s incredibly important for the president to be here to lend his support to the families as they mourn, to offer comfort to those who have lost loved ones,” Aguilar said after Air Force One touched down. “There are still funerals going on. This is still an incredibly difficult time. For the president to be here shows an incredible amount of support for those family members.”
Obama also met with first responders, according to San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan, who said a call on Thursday from the White House “indicated they wanted to meet with some of the first responders as well.”
Obama met with the families of the 14 people killed by Syed Rizwan