Rick Perry Refuses Offer From Obama to Shake His Hand When He Lands in Texas
Americans aren’t too thrilled with the Obama administration’s brilliant plan to enable the flooding of our borders by illegal immigrants, and evidently, that includes Texas Governor Rick Perry. When
King President Obama offered to give Perry the chance to shake his hand on the tarmac after landing in Texas, Perry replied by saying thanks, but no thanks.
The governor’s office says the White House extended an invitation to Perry to meet Obama on the tarmac when he arrives for Democratic fundraisers in Dallas and Austin. However, Perry refused the offer, asking instead to meet with Obama in private to discuss the high number of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months.
“I appreciate the offer to greet you at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, but a quick handshake on the tarmac will not allow for a thoughtful discussion regarding the humanitarian and national security crises enveloping the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas,” Perry wrote Monday in a letter to the president. “I would instead offer to meet with you at any time during your visit to Texas for a substantive meeting to discuss this critical issue.”
The Texas governor has been a vocal critic of the president’s handling of the situation at the border, repeatedly suggesting that the administration is “in on this somehow.”
Of course, all Obama wants is for people to fall to their knees as they kiss his ring, thrilled to just have the chance to bask in his radiance. It’s just too bad Rick Perry actually cares more about his constituents than meeting the Celebrity-in-Chief and ruined all the fun.
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