LAS VEGAS (ABC4 Utah) – President Donald Trump spent the day in Las Vegas meeting with those impacted by the most deadly shooting in modern American History.
For President Donald Trump– this visit was all about offering his support to victims and the people that cared for them. He also thanked first responders for their bravery and courage
Air Force One touched down at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas just after 9:30 Wednesday morning.
As President Donald Trump and the First Lady exited the plane they were greeted by state and local leaders including Nevada’s Governor Brian Sandoval.
“We’re hurt. We’re hurt badly, but we’re not broken,” said Gov. Sandoval.
President Trump visited University Medical Center, where more than 100 victims were brought for treatment the night of the shooting near Mandalay Bay.
“Americans defied death and hatred with love, and with courage,” said Pres. Trump.
President Trump spent more than an hour visiting with patients at the hospital. He also recognized the families who have lost so much.
“Many families tonight will go to bed in a world that is suddenly empty. The people they so dearly love were torn away from them forever,” said Trump.
The president also met with first responders– including law enforcement, firefighters, and dispatchers….also praising the bravery of those not in uniform.
“Parents and spouses used their own bodies as shields to protect their loved ones. Americans dashed into a hail of bullets to rescue total strangers,” said Pres. Trump.
While in Vegas, Trump was also asked about gun control. He simply said he wasn’t going to talk about that.