President Donald Trump said Thursday morning that he will visit Parkland to meet with officials and coordinate a federal response to the mass shooting that left 17 dead and wounded more than a dozen others.
In his address to the nation, Trump had a message for children:
“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.”
Trump urged unity in the face of the tragedy.
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“Our entire nation, with one heavy heart, is praying for the victims and their families.”
Trump praised first responders and teachers in Wednesday’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. He also said children should not be put in danger.
“No parent should have to fear for their children when they kiss them goodbye in the morning,” Trump said.