MONROE OK – After President Obama accidently stated that Americans would “be there for folks in Monroe, Oklahoma,” FEMA presented the town of Monroe with $20 billion in aid.
On Sunday, Obama visited Moore, Oklahoma, a town hit by a devastating tornado that caused catastrophic damage last week. During his visit Obama said that Moore “is a strong community with strong character, there’s no doubt they’re going to bounce back.”
However, at a Tuesday speech in Asbury Park, NJ to announce the progress made in rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy, Obama accidently referred to Moore as Monroe. Following that, confused FEMA officials have sent all Moore aid money to the small community of Monroe, located approximately 200 miles east.
“That’s awfully nice of them to send us all this money” said Monroe mayor Alfred Gibbons. “I guess we could clean up a few things around here. There’s a couple potholes on Elm St. that could use some fixin. The high school could use a new gym, so we could finally get that up to date.”
On Wednesday evening President Obama attempted to correct his mistake by asking Congress for an additional $20 billion for Moore, Oklahoma. Congressional Republicans have stated that they won’t approve the funding for Moore unless it contains a repeal of Obamacare.