After touring the destruction in PR, Trump heads to Las Vegas
After spending a few hours in Washington, President Trump and his team are once again out on the road, this time headed to Las Vegas.
His trip is a direct response to the mass shooting that took place Sunday night. The shooting is the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, with the death toll now reported as 59, with scores more wounded.
Here are more details from Foxnews.com:
President Trump left Washington Wednesday morning en route to Las Vegas where he plans to meet with the victims, first responders and doctors caught up in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.But he is expected to steer clear of the gun control issue.
Trump is expected to meet with survivors of Sunday’s massacre — in which Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor concert audience from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing at least 59 people and wounding more than 520 others.
The motive for the attack remained unknown, with Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo saying: “I can’t get into the mind of a psychopath at this point.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that the purpose of the president’s trip was to “grieve with the friends and family of the victims” and offer “support to those recovering from wounds and thank courageous first responders.”
But despite growing calls to discuss gun control, the president will likely bypass the oportunity. “With this investigation still in its early phases, we should avoid making sweeping policy decisions,” a White House official told Politico.
Trump hinted as much himself Tuesday, when asked about Las Vegas prior to his visit to hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico.
With so many tragedies impacting the Untied States, President Trump has been the constant calm amongst the storm. Strong leadership in the face of adversity is why he was elected.
After visiting with the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, President Trump is expected to fly back to Washington.
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