President Trump and the First Lady touched down in Las Vegas on Wednesday to a visit a city in mourning after last weekend’s mass shooting.
WE LOVE YOU LAS VEGAS! pic.twitter.com/nxRWeR1gEz
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2017
A somber Trump visited the hospital bedsides of the wounded, offering prayers to the families of those affected.
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) October 5, 2017
“America is truly a nation in mourning,” the president said at a press conference. “Our souls are stricken with grief for every American who lost a husband or a wife, a mother or a father, a son or a daughter. We know that your sorrow feels endless. We stand together to help you carry your pain.”
On behalf of a GRATEFUL NATION, THANK YOU to all of the First Responders (HEROES) who saved countless lives in Las Vegas on Sunday night. pic.twitter.com/ZxuMYWnNHv
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2017
Mr. and Mrs. Trump paid tribute to the first responders, including eye witness accounts of police officers who stood to shield victims from a barrage of bullets.
“The example of those whose final act was to sacrifice themselves for those they love should inspire all of us to show more love every day for the people who grace our lives,” the president remarked.
My heart and prayers goes out to victims, families & loved ones! #PrayForLasVegas
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 2, 2017
The tragedy in Las Vegas has become the deadliest shooting in modern-day U.S. history.