President Trump addressed the nation Monday morning, joining millions of Americans in grieving the loss of 50 people and the hundreds injured following Sunday night’s devastating mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The President spoke from the White House, and expressed his “sadness, shock, and grief” over the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States, calling the attack “an act of pure evil.”
“My fellow Americans, we are joined together today in sadness, shock, and grief. Last night a gunman opened fire on a large crowd at a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. He brutally murdered more than 50 people and wounded hundreds more,” said Trump.
“It was an act of pure evil. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are working closely with local authorities to assist with the investigation and they will provide updates as to the investigation and how it develops,” he added.
The President thanked law enforcement and first responders for their efforts, saying their speedy response saved the lives of countless Americans.
“To the families of the victims, we are praying for you and we are here for you. We ask God to help see you through this very dark period,” said Trump. “To the wounded who are now recovering in hospitals, we are praying for your full and speedy recovery, and pledge to you our support from this day forward.”
“In memory of the fallen, I have directed that our great flag be flown at half-staff,” he added.
Watch President Trump’s address to the nation above.