Despite the shooting situation that was still ongoing at Fort Hood, Texas, on the afternoon of April 2, Obama continued on to his second and third scheduled fundraisers in Chicago.
Late Wednesday afternoon, another shooting occurred at Fort Hood, Texas. As the situation was still developing, the President made a hastily arranged appearance from Chicago and in his statement insisted that he was “going to get to bottom of exactly what happened.”
No sooner was the President done with his statement than he off he went to his regularly scheduled fundraisers despite his pledge to “get to the bottom” of what was happening in Texas.
After his statement about the shooting, Obama went on ahead to the Chicago Cut Steakhouse for a meeting with twenty-five supporters, who paid up to $32,400 each to have dinner with the President.
By 7:00 p.m. Obama attended his third fundraiser, a reception at a private Chicago residence, where fifty-five supporters paid $10,000 each to meet him.
At this event, Obama told attendees of the Fort Hood shooting, “We’re monitoring the situation carefully.”
The President then said he was in the middle of a political “campaign” despite his 2012 reelection. He explained that he told his wife Michelle that the 2012 presidential election was his final campaign, but “actually, this one [for the 2014 midterms] is my last one.”