Trump Denounces 'Act of Pure Evil'

President will visit Las Vegas on Wednesday
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2017 10:30 AM CDT
Police officers stand near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Sunday night in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/John Locher)

(Newser) – President Trump on Monday called the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night an "act of pure evil" and said he would visit the city to meet with victims and first responders on Wednesday, reports CNN. In a brief news conference, Trump also praised the response by police and medical personnel as "miraculous" and credited it with preventing an even further loss of life. "It is our love that defines us today," said Trump, per the Washington Post. "Our unity cannot be shattered by evil, our bonds cannot be broken by violence."

Earlier, Trump tweeted his condolences for the victims, and he reiterated that in his address. "We cannot imagine their loss," he said of victims' families. Former President Obama also weighed in, tweeting that "Michelle & I are praying for the victims in Las Vegas. Our thoughts are with their families & everyone enduring another senseless tragedy." (Read more Las Vegas shooting stories.)

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