President will go to mass capturing victims and first responders on Wednesday; chief White Home correspondent John Roberts reviews from Washington.
President Trump on Monday stated he’ll journey to Las Vegas on Wednesday to fulfill with officers after a mass killing at a rustic music pageant on the Strip.
“We shall be spending the total day there, and possibly longer than that,” he instructed the press. He’ll meet with state officers and legislation enforcement.
President Trump referred to as the massacre “an act of pure evil” and added: “In moments of tragedy and horror, America comes collectively as one. And it all the time has.” He ordered flags flown at half-staff.
My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and households of the horrible Las Vegas capturing. God bless you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2017
By Monday afternoon, 59 victims have been useless and 527 injured within the deadliest mass capturing in fashionable U.S. historical past.
The gunman, recognized as Stephen Craig Paddock, a 64-year-old retired accountant from Mesquite, Nevada, killed himself earlier than officers stormed Room 135 within the gold-colored glass skyscraper.
The motive for the assault remained a thriller, with Sheriff Joseph Lombardo saying: “I can’t get into the thoughts of a psychopath at this level.”
The FBI stated it discovered nothing up to now to counsel the assault was related to worldwide terrorism, regardless of a declare of duty from the Islamic State group, which stated Paddock was a “soldier” who had not too long ago transformed to Islam.
The Related Press contributed to this report