In a solemn statement from the White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room, Trump said the country was united “in sadness, shock and grief. We cannot fathom their pain, we cannot imagine their loss,” Trump said of those who lost loved ones in the Las Vegas massacre.
The Las Vegas massacre is the deadliest mass shooting in United States history after gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on an outdoor country music festival, sending the crowd of more than 22,000 running and ducking for cover. The gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, is dead. Online reports are speculating that the shooter converted to Islam months ago and ISIS has taken responsibility for the mass shooting calling Stephen Paddock “one of the Caliphate soldiers”
In a tweet earlier Monday, Trump sent his “warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting.”
My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!