Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Perry and Obama remain miles apart

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was not in the picture when President Barack Obama visited El Paso this week.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry was not in the picture when President Barack Obama visited El Paso this week.

It's fair to say President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry aren't particularly close.

During his re-election campaign, Perry was so intent in showing his distance from Obama that he said he had never had a call from the White House. We found evidence of several conversations, including one on Perry's calendar marked "Phone Call: White House Intergovernmental Affairs/BP Oil Spill."  Perry earned a Pants on Fire.

This week, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney claimed Perry declined to meet with Obama when he visited Texas. We checked the details and gave Carney a Mostly True.