Gov. Rick Scott speaks with former president Bush about killings
In Orlando, Gov. Rick Scott received a phone call Monday morning from former President George W. Bush, his office announced. Scott's official Twitter account said:
"Thank you President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush for your call today. We appreciate your prayers."
Scott's office confirmed Monday that he has not heard from President Barack Obama since the massacre occurred. The president said at the White House Sunday that he has spoken with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.
The president said Sunday: "This morning I spoke with my good friend, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, and I conveyed the condolences of the entire American people. This could have been any one of our communities. So I told Mayor Dyer that whatever help he and the people of Orlando need -- they are going to get it. As a country, we will be there for the people of Orlando today, tomorrow and for all the days to come."