‘An act of pure evil’ -Trump

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen) - - NEWS -

US pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has con­demned the largest mass shoot­ing in mod­ern Amer­i­can his­tory as an “act of pure evil” af­ter at least 58 peo­ple were gunned down in Las Ve­gas.

In a tele­vised ad­dress from the White House, the Amer­i­can leader said he would be vis­it­ing the city on Wed­nes­day “on a very, very sad mo­ment for me ... for ev­ery­body no mat­ter where you are, no mat­ter what your thought process”.

In a slow and som­bre state­ment, Mr Trump said the na­tion was “joined to­gether in sad­ness, shock and grief ” but that the US would rally to­gether.

“Our unity can­not be shat­tered by evil, our bonds can­not be bro­ken by vi­o­lence,” the pres­i­dent said.

Mr Trump of­fered con­do­lences to the fam­i­lies of those killed, say­ing: “We can­not fathom their pain.”

Un­like his pre­de­ces­sor Barack Obama, who used mass shoot­ings to call for stricter gun con­trol mea­sures, Mr Trump made no men­tion of firearms re­stric­tions.

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