Florida School Shooting: President Trump Addresses Nation And Urges Americans To Stay United

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President Donald Trump recently gave his official speech in response to the Florida high school shooting that left the whole nation shocked.

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On Wednesday, February 14, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz was arrested after he allegedly opened fire at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 

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It was reported that about 17 people died as a result of the massacre, while at least 12 were injured. The country is still reeling from the devastating event, and the US president has addressed the people.

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The president's speech

On Thursday, Trump spoke to newsmen and expressed his heartbreak for the incident that took the life of so many. He encouraged the citizens of the US to maintain unity and work towards making a difference to stop such situations.

It is not enough to simply take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference. We must actually make that difference.

He gave the assurance that the government is committed to ensuring that schools are more secured and that the issue of mental health is being given the attention it deserves.

He went on to urge families to continue fostering the bond of love and comfort, especially at this time.

Let us hold our loved ones close, let us pray for healing and for peace, and let us come together as one nation to wipe away the tears and strive for a much better tomorrow.

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Where Trump placed the blame

The president had earlier shared a Tweet about what he believed was the root cause of the shooting.

According to his controversial post, he implied that Cruz's classmates and those around him should have done more to call the attention of the authorities to his disturbing utterances and actions.

A lot of people lashed out in response, accusing him of victim-blaming.

Many also disagreed with his point, insisting that the only way gun violence like this can end is through the implementation of stricter gun regulation laws - a position which former president Barack Obama seemed to agree with.

We do believe that this is a time to stay strong and united, and our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones in this terrible ordeal.

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