“He called me after the shooting to make sure I was alright after I gave my speech,” Flake said.
Flake didn’t specify which shooting or speech he was referring to, but it was likely one he gave on Capitol Hill in October 2017 following the Las Vegas shooting.
During that speech, Flake trashed Trump, called for stringent gun control measures, and announced he wouldn’t seek re-election in 2018.
With a speech like that against his own party and president, it’s no wonder Obama reached out to Flake and wanted to work with him on liberal issues.
The photo was also signed by Obama, which Flake had on full display in his office for everyone to see.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 5, 2018
“The last night he was in the White House, the day before inauguration he called just to say that he enjoyed working with me,” Flake said. “And I certainly said the same. He didn’t have to do that. It was very nice.”
When asked about challenging Trump in the 2020 presidential election, Flake said he wouldn’t rule anything out.
“I wouldn’t swear it off,” Flake said.
As his final term in office nears an end, Flake will soon have even more time to have phone conversations with his buddy on passing liberal policies and opposing Trump.
Source: Washington Examiner