Trump Sends Condolences to Las Vegas, Says Nation Must Stay Unified
Speaking hours after the worst mass shooting in American history, President Donald Trump said the nation must stay unified. He said that although "feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that binds us today and always will."
Trump said he will travel to Las Vegas on Wednesday.
The shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 500.
The president called the attack "an act of pure evil" and said the nation is joined together today in sadness, shock and grief.
Earlier Monday morning, he tweeted his "warmest condolences and sympathies" to the victims and their families.
Authorities say 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock opened fire from inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, then killed himself after the shooting. Police have yet to determine a motive.