President Trump has spoken on the massacre that happened in Las Vegas on Sunday night. He put into words what we were all thinking and feeling:
“We join together in sadness, shock and grief,” he continued, “It was an act of pure evil.”
Our president stood up and condemned the mass shooting, which is now being considered the deadliest shooting in modern history. Trump plans to travel to the city on Wednesday in order to meet with the families of the victims and the first responders.
— 🇺🇸Jojoh888🇺🇸🌹 (@jojoh888) October 2, 2017
The Hill reports:
The president spoke just hours after the shooting at a country music festival left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 injured. It was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Trump thanked first responders and police for reacting so quickly, crediting them with saving many lives. He also offered words of comfort to families of victims, telling them, “we are here for you and we are praying for you.”
The president ordered flags to fly at half-staff at all federal buildings and military installations until sunset Friday. He said the country must remain unified in the face of such shocking violence.
Trump said, “Our unity cannot be shattered by evil, our bonds cannot be broken by violence and though we feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that defines us today and always will forever.”
While we still do not know the motive of the 64-year-old shooter, it has been reported that he turned the gun on himself and killed himself before police could take him in.
He said the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are working closely with local authorities to assist with the investigation and that those agencies will provide updates.
My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2017
Early Monday morning, Trump tweeted his “warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting.”