President Trump addressed the nation today in a televised address from the White House’s Diplomatic Room in response to the horrible events that took place in Florida yesterday where a young gunman opened fire in a school.
The US President stated his desire to make “our schools and our children safer” after another high-profile mass shooting.
“It is not enough to simply take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference. We must actually make that difference.”
“We are committed to working with state and local leaders to help secure our schools and tackle the difficult issue of mental health."
<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In times of tragedy, the bonds that sustain us are those of family, faith, community, and country. These bonds are stronger than the forces of hatred and evil - and these bonds grow even stronger in the hours of our greatest need. <a href="https://t.co/bu140nscez">https://t.co/bu140nscez</a> <a href="https://t.co/OoTXMCSexB">pic.twitter.com/OoTXMCSexB</a></p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/964190995687591936?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">15 February 2018</a></blockquote>
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Trump, himself a father of many children, spoke to the parents who feel heartbroken when he said: “To every parent, teacher, and child who is hurting so badly, we are here for you.”
“Whatever you need, whatever we can do to ease your pain. We are all joined together as one American family. Your suffering is our burden, also.”
Lastly, the President addressed himself to the young Americans who were the targets of this terrible tragedy, and who sometimes feel “lost, alone, confused or even scared.”
“I want you to know that you are never alone, and you never will be. You have people who care about you, who love you and who will do anything at all to protect you,” he said. “If you need help, turn to a teacher, a family member, a local police officer or a faith leader. Answer hate with love. Answer cruelty with kindness.”