President Trump, “the Las Vegas shooter was a sick, demented, evil man”
Tuesday, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday called the gunman who killed 59 people and wounded hundreds others at a music festival in Las Vegas a “very, very sick individual.”
Trump spoke to reporters as he departed for a trip to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. He called the gunman “sick, demented, evil” and said “we are looking into him very seriously.”
President Trump also praised Las Vegas police, saying they had done an “incredible job.”
Asked about gun laws, the President said “we’ll be talking about gun laws as time goes by.”
President Trump has labeled the Sunday night shooting at an outdoor music festival an “act of pure evil” and declared the nation would unite behind the survivors.
He will travel to Las Vegas Wednesday to meet with families of the dead.
The gunman, Stephen Craig Paddock, anni, killed himself in the hotel room before authorities arrived. It’s not clear what motivated the shooting, although his actions suggest that he had planned the attacks for some time.
President Trump marked the Las Vegas shootings by ordering the American flags at all public buildings across the nation flown at half-staff, and he observed a moment of silence on the White House lawn.
Unlike former president Barack Hussein Obama, who responded to mass shootings by calling for stricter gun control measures, President Trump made no mention of firearms restrictions.