Melania Trump, Trudeau Among Those With Messages to Capital Gazette After ‘Brutal & Senseless Attack’
First Lady Melania Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were among those responding with messages of support after the deadly shooting at Annapolis, MD’s Capital Gazette Thursday, after at five people were gunned down while at work that afternoon.
“Today’s violence at the Capital Gazette was tragic & evil,” Melania tweeted, offering “thoughts & prayers” for those affected.
Today’s violence at the Capital Gazette was tragic & evil. My heart goes out to all affected in this brutal & senseless attack, & I send thoughts & prayers for comfort to the friends, family & colleagues of those killed & injured.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) June 28, 2018
Trudeau praised reporters as guardians of democracy, putting themselves in jeopardy at times to carry out their work.
“Today’s attack in Annapolis is devastating,” he tweeted. “Our hearts go out to all the victims & their families.”
Journalists tell the stories of our communities, protect democracy, & often put their lives on the line just to do their jobs. Today’s attack in Annapolis is devastating. Our hearts go out to all the victims & their families.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 29, 2018
President Donald Trump and Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also tweeted remarks following the massacre, being joined by numerous politicians throughout the country.
Prior to departing Wisconsin, I was briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Thank you to all of the First Responders who are currently on the scene.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2018
Strongly condemn the evil act of senseless violence in Annapolis, MD. A violent attack on innocent journalists doing their job is an attack on every American. Our prayers are with the victims and their friends and families.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 28, 2018
Another shooting. Another night in America where a father, a wife, a friend, a neighbor won’t be coming home. We can’t accept this. It must end. Congress must act. Our hearts are with the #CapitalGazette
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 29, 2018
The senseless attack on a Maryland newspaper today is sickening. God bless these journalists. We pray for them and their families tonight.
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) June 28, 2018
I’m horrified by today’s shooting at the Capital Gazette. Journalists do vital work to further our democracy. They shouldn’t have to face this kind of violence in their own backyard.
How many more communities must grieve until Congress summons up the courage to pass gun reform?
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) June 29, 2018
I mourn for the victims of the Capital Gazette shooting and their loves ones.
Americans across the country have said ‘enough is enough.’ The only people who don’t seem to get the message is the NRA and their subsidiaries in Congress and in the White House.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 28, 2018
Journalists are members of our communities, and vital participants in our democracy — not enemies.
I’m praying for the victims at the Capital Gazette, and their families.
— Senator Angus King (@SenAngusKing) June 29, 2018
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