President Trump calls Las Vegas shooting pure act of evil
Earnest October 2, 2017
Newscast Media LAS
VEGAS—President Trump solemnly addressed the nation Monday morning about Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas, saying Americans are "joining together in sadness, shock and grief."
Making his remarks, the US president did not mention the Daesh terrorist group that
claimed responsibilityfor the attack earlier in the day.
Earlier in the day, Trump took to Twitter to extend his "warmest condolences and sympathies."
"My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!"
Trump added he plans to travel to Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday in order to meet with first responders and families of those killed in the shooting.
On Sunday night, Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire at a music festival outside the Mandalay Bay Resort hotel in Las Vegas, killing at least 50 people and wounding more than 400 others.