On Wednesday, February 14, an absolute tragedy took place in a Florida high school. A young man entered a local high school and opened fire, killing 17 and seriously injuring over a dozen more.
In the wake of the horrific attack, the leaders of our nation have been speaking out, sharing their grief. Prayers have been said, heroes have been honored, and, as is common with shooting cases like these, political endeavors have been pushed.
On Thursday, President Trump released a full statement following the attack. He outlined the details of the incident and talked about the victims of the attack.
He then 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 and your suffering is our burden also.”
The president continued, saying that no child should ever feel in danger at school. While he did not give specifics about plans moving forward, he did say that he would be working with Governor Scott to help the people of Florida in whatever way possible.
President Trump also talked about the work that he will be doing with the nation’s governors and attorneys general to figure out how to make school safety a top priority in the nation.
He then added these powerful words: “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 hour of our greatest need.”
Now, a day after his full statement was released, President Trump has revealed his next action steps. He Tweeted on early Friday morning, saying that he is headed to Florida to meet with those involved in the tragedy. He also reiterated what he said in his statement, saying that he would be working with Congress on policy.
As President Trump's trip details are revealed, we will update here. Please continue to keep all of the families and victims of this horrific attack in your prayers. In other recent news, Candace Cameron Bure just commented on Behar's harmful Pence-"mental illness" remarks.