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TRUMP CALLS LAS VAGAS SHOOTING AN ‘ACT OF PURE EVIL’
Trump calls Las Vegas shooting an ‘act of pure evil’
President Trump on Monday condemned the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
“It was an act of pure evil,” he said at the White House.
Trump said he would travel to Las Vegas Wednesday to meet with first responders and victims.
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The president thanked first responders and police for reacting so quickly, crediting them with saving many lives. He also sought to offer comfort to families of victims.
“We are here for you and we are praying for you,” he said.
Trump said the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are working closely with local authorities to assist with the investigation and will provide updates.
The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history sent Trump scrambling to respond. The White House added the remarks to his schedule Monday morning and scrapped a planned event on regulation.
The president was briefed earlier on the shooting at a country music festival, which left 50 dead and more than 400 injured late Sunday night.
Trump first responded on Twitter, offering his “warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting.”
© AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump makes a statement about the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at the White House in Washington.
The alleged gunman, Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, which is next to the concert site. The 64-year-old Paddock was found dead in a hotel room, police said.
Authorities have not yet announced a motive.
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