When political leaders reveal declarations or gestures from the heart, it can be hard to know how much is authentic and how much is created to play to crowd.That is why President Barack Obama’s call to Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ)today was so extensive. Senator Flake was on the field today when a deranged shooter opened fire on a Republican practice for the annual Congressional baseball video game and injured 5 people.Standing on opposite sides of the concern did not prevent Obama from acknowledging the mankind of a man he had actually dealt with for 8 years.Obama looked for no public attention and had nothing to get by connecting to Flake, who said the previous
President merely contacted us to provide his “finest dreams and prayers.” “This is particularly raw for those people in Arizona,”included Flake, whose house state was the website of the 2011 shooting of then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords(D-AZ ). Real humankind from the President of the United States need to be more than a far-off memory. It should not be a remarkable act for a Commander-in-Chief to express heartfelt concern to a political opponent. However this is life in Donald Trump’s America.President Obama’s small but powerful gestures acts as a pointer that we have done much better and will again when President Trump ends up being a remote memory.