‘An act of pure evil’ -Trump
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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