The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
Readout of the President’s Call to Wisconsin Governor Walker and Brookfield Mayor Ponto
This evening, the President called Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Brookfield Mayor Steven Ponto to express his condolences for the lives lost and his concern for those who were injured in today’s tragic shooting. The President told the Governor and Mayor that he had spoken with FBI director Mueller and had directed him to make sure that the federal government continues to provide whatever resources are necessary to support the ongoing response and investigation to this horrible event. The President also told the Governor and the Mayor that the citizens of Wisconsin and Brookfield, as well as the brave first responders, were in his and the First Lady’s thoughts and prayers and asked them to identify any additional needs for support as the investigation progresses.