President Trump Speaks in Vegas: ‘Americans Defied Death and Hatred With Love and With Courage’

President Trump delivered a speech in Las Vegas this afternoon heralding first responders and the bravery on display in response to the horrific mass shooting this week.

“The mass murder that took place on Sunday night fills America’s heart with grief,” he said. “America is truly a nation in mourning.”

The President spoke after meeting with victims in the hospital earlier today, and he declared that “we cannot be defined by the evil that threatens us or the violence that incites such terror.”

“We’re defined by our love, our caring, and our courage,” he continued:

“We are blessed to be surrounded by heroes… Words cannot describe the bravery that the whole world witnessed on Sunday night. Americans defied death and hatred with love and with courage. When the… worst of humanity strikes, and strike it did, the best of humanity responds. Parents and spouses used their own bodies as shields to protect their loved ones. Americans dashed into a hail of bullets to rescue total strangers.”

“The example of those whose final act was to sacrifice themselves for those they loved,” the President said, “should inspire all of us to show more love every day for the people who grace our lives.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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