WASHINGTON â? President Trump condemned the bulk shooting in Las Vegas in comments from the White House Monday early morning, calling it âan act of pure evil.â He provided words of praise for the bravery and quick actions of initial responders and sought to provide words and phrases of comfort for grieving households.
At least 58 were slain and hundreds injured in the capturing at a country music concert outside of the Mandalay Bay casino and vacation resort on the Last Vegas Strip past due Sunday night, making it the most severe mass shooting in the United States in contemporary history. Trump said he had aimed that flags be flown with half-staff in the memory of the deceased and that he would travel to Las Vegas Wed to meet with law enforcement and sufferers of the attack and their families.
âI want to thank the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and all of the first responders for their courageous efforts and for helping to save the lives of so many,â the president stated. âThe speed with which they acted is miraculous and prevented further loss of life. To have found the shooter so quickly after the first shots were fired is something for which we will always be thankful and grateful.â
âWe are joined together today in sadness, shock and grief,â Trump said.
He provided words of comfort for family plus friends of the victims, saying that this individual and first lady Melania Trump were praying for them.
âHundreds of our fellow citizens are now mourning the sudden loss of a loved one, a parent, a child, a brother or sister,â Trump said. âWe cannot fathom their pain; we cannot imagine their loss. To the families of the victims, we are praying for you, and we are here for you and we ask God to help see you through this very dark period.â
âTo the wounded who are now recovering in hospitals,â he continued, âwe are praying for your full and speedy recovery. We pledge to you our support from this day forward.â
The president, speaking in measured shades, called for national unity and talked of the bonds between citizens.
âIn moments of tragedy and horror America comes together as one â and it always has,â he said. âWe call upon the particular bonds that unite us, the faith, our family and shared ideals. We call upon the bonds associated with citizenship, the ties of neighborhood and the comfort of our common mankind.
âOur unity cannot be shattered simply by evil. Our bonds cannot be damaged by violence. And though we really feel such great anger at the mindless murder of our fellow citizens it really is our love that defines all of us todayâand always will, forever. â? *****)
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