Obama postpones Connecticut trip for Ebola briefing

President Barack Obama (Hugh McQuaid file photo)
President Barack Obama (Hugh McQuaid file photo)
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – President Barack Obama will not be appearing for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Wednesday night in Bridgeport. According to the White House, Obama cancelled the trip for a cabinet meeting on Ebola.

The president had been scheduled to visit New Jersey Wednesday for a fundraiser before flying to Tweed New Haven Airport to speak at a rally for Malloy’s re-election effort at Central High School in Bridgeport.

Obama’s cancellation comes amidst news reports of an Ebola diagnosis in a second nurse who treated a patient infected with the virus in Dallas. The president will convene cabinet meeting Wednesday to coordinate the government’s response, the White House said in a press release.

A statement from the state Democratic Party said the rally would be rescheduled in the coming weeks.

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4 responses to “Obama postpones Connecticut trip for Ebola briefing”

  1. One and Done

    More like Obama cancels trip because he is politically radioactive.

    Headline should read, Himes and Malloy breathe a sigh of relief.

  2. Norewalk Lifer

    Thanks to this president for having the wisdom to know, that a potential crisis like Ebola, takes precedence over petty politics, but it would appear that some people in Connecticut, surely “think small” don’t they?

    Norwalk Lifer

  3. Milton

    Yes the potential Ebola crisis does take precedence over politics and to date this administration and the CDC’s handling of this has been atrocious.

    Tell me why we cannot stop flights from West Africa from coming to the US? According to Frieden that would cause the disease to spread MORE over there. Really? How is that?

    Why did they only step up screening at airports last week? And the screening?…..taking temperatures? The incubation period is reported as 21 days. So someone can get Ebola today and have more than 2 weeks to get to the US before exhibiting signs?

    Why did the CDC not take an actual proactive approach in Dallas. Frieden says the Dallas healthcare workers were “self monitoring”. Why were patients not taken to special CDC hospitals right away? Initially they tell us nurse # 2 did not follow proper protocol. Then we are told there was no protocol. First they tell us that nurse number 2 should not have flown. Then we find out that she asked the CDC and they gave her the OK. I will not defend her decision but the CDC is just playing catch up.

    This did not just start this week yet the CDC and the administration continue to be reactive and not proactive. Someone needs to be a leader here and take control of the situation.

    I am not in some panic that this is going to turn into an episode of Walking Dead. However the CDC AND Obama need to start leading from the front.

    I hope when this is all over we can all have an adult discussion on the role of the CDC. Forget about Republican vs Democrat and finger pointing. What should the CDC be focused on and what have they been doing? Why is the CDC involved in pushing for a Federal helmet law?? They should be focused on DISEASE.

    I sincerely hope we see some real leadership on this and I will be the first to applaud Obama if that happens



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