There’s no doubt that the recent San Bernardino attacks had a huge impact on the society, as they were categorized as ‘terrorist’ by President Barack Obama and the FBI.
14 people were killed in the shooting, so the president considered an act of normality to open his Christmas vacation on a somber note, meeting with the families of the victims, as stated by The Washington Post.
It’s important to show the families that they’re not alone
“Obviously, those families are going through a difficult time, not just because they’ve lost loved ones, but obviously at the holiday season I think that loss is even more acute,” said Josh Earnest, White House press secretary. “The president felt before he could begin his holiday that it was important for him to spend some time with these Americans who are mourning.”
In his meeting with the San Bernardino victims’ families, the president will be joined by his wife, Michelle Obama.
The shooters were identified as Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, but the FBI is still investigating the case, as the couple is known for pledging allegiance to a leader of the Islamic State group, as the agents found on their Facebook accounts. Still, no evidence about the two carrying instructions from any terrorist group was found yet.
The U.S. will keep fighting against ISIS
Shortly after the San Bernardino shootings, President Barack Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office, announcing the strategy to counter any upcoming attacks from ISIS.
After meeting with the families of the victims, the President will begin his two weeks-vacation in Hawaii, the island state where he was born, alongside his family.
Finally, he is expected to return to the White House at the beginning of January, in order to start his final year as the President of the United States.