Some Roseburg residents against Obama visiting after mass shooting
Some of the residents in Roseburg, Oregon, which is still reeling from the tragic mass shooting recently, don’t want President Obama to come to their town.
David Jaques, publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, was speaking with Bill O’Reilly when he said that the president should not come to Roseburg, because there were fears that he would “grandstand for political purposes.”
The comments came when O’Reilly asked, “How will the president be treated if he does indeed travel to Roseburg?”
Jaques answered, “Well, I think the president, first of all, is not welcome in the community, and that isn’t just my opinion. We’ve talked to dozens upon dozens of citizens, some family members of the victims, our elected officials … all came to a consensus language about him not being welcome here to grandstand for political purposes.”
When asked to explain why there was such a feeling in the community, Jacques went on, “The bottom line, Bill, is that a number of people believe that when the president opened his press conference, we still hadn’t finished counting the bodies.”
“He wants to come to our community,” Jaques said, “and stand on the corpses of our loved ones and make some kind of political point.”