President Donald Trump will address the nation the morning after the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
In response to the at least 50 dead and hundreds wounded in Las Vegas, Nevada, Trump offered his sympathy via Twitter this morning. “My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!” Tweeted Trump.
My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2017
According to a White House statement, the president “has been briefed on the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas.” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also offered her “thoughts and prayers” in the statement, adding that they are offering “full support to state and local officials.”
The President has been briefed on the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas. All of those affected are in our thoughts and prayers.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 2, 2017
Prior to the mass shooting news, Trump was slated to hold a “deregulation summit” today — an event that would highlight the administration’s attempt to remove Obama-era regulations. The White House referred to the summit as a “cut the red tape.” It is not clear when or if the president will hold this event, given the recent news.
Instead, Trump will address the nation on the Las Vegas concert shooting from the Diplomatic Reception Room inside the White House.
Watch the stream above starting at 10:30 a.m. EST, via Time.
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