“We ask God in Heaven to ease the anguish of those who suffer,” President Donald Trump said Monday, offering his condolences to the victims of last weekend’s two deadly mass shooting and their families.
“We are a loving nation, and our children are entitled to grow up in a just, peaceful and loving society,” Trump said in a speech to the nation addressing the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio:
“The First Lady and I join all Americans in praying and grieving for the victims, their families, and the survivors. We will stand by their side forever. We will never forget.
“These barbaric slaughters are an assault upon our communities, an attack upon our nation, and a crime against all of humanity. We are outraged and sickened by this monstrous evil, the cruelty, the hatred, the malice, the bloodshed, and the terror. Our hearts are shattered for every family whose parents, children, husbands, and wives were ripped from their arms and their lives. America weeps for the fallen.
“We are a loving nation, and our children are entitled to grow up in a just, peaceful, and loving society. Together, we lock arms to shoulder the grief, we ask God in Heaven to ease the anguish of those who suffer, and we vow to act with urgent resolve.”