Obama To Squeeze In A Trip To Fort Hood In Between Fundraisers

Via USA Today:

WASHINGTON — President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will visit Fort Hood on Wednesday to pay respect to the victims of last week’s shooting tragedy at the Texas military installation, a senior White House official announced Sunday.

“It’s a terrible tragedy what happened at Fort Hood,” White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said during an appearance on CBS’ Face the Nation. “The president and first lady send their thoughts and prayers out to the victims and families and everyone on the base, and they’re going to actually travel down on Wednesday to the memorial ceremony.”

The Obamas were already scheduled to begin a two-day trip to Texas on Wednesday to take part in Democratic campaign fundraisers in Houston. On Thursday, they are both scheduled to travel to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, where the president is to deliver remarks at a civil rights summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

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