LIFESTYLE

'I Met A Lot Of Heroes!' Donald Trump Visits Victims Of The Parkland Shooting In The Hospital

Date February 20, 2018 10:28

As the country continues to recover from the tragic high school shooting that happened on February 14th, President Donald Trump is doing his best to motivate and show support to the victims and people of the United States.

A visit to the hospital

Donald and Melania Trump recently took a trip to Broward County hospital following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which left at least 17 people dead.

In a few pictures from the visit that were shared on the president's social media page, he and his wife, Melania, can be seen talking to patients and spending some time with the families of the victims.

READ ALSO: Prayers And Condolences!’ Donald Trump, Melania Trump, And More Celebs React To Deadly Mass Shooting In Florida School

Speaking to the American people as a whole, he said:

We THANK YOU for your courage — and we are here for you, ALWAYS!

gettyimages

He went on to give the assurance that his office would not stop working with the local authorities to continue to investigate the cause of such a horrific crime. He added that the necessary officials are taking action towards ensuring that such an incident never repeats itself.

We are committed to working with state and local leaders to help secure our schools, and tackle the difficult issue of mental health. God Bless You All — and THANK YOU!

During the hospital visit that he made on Friday, he also expressed his sadness and offered words of support.

READ ALSO: Please! We Are Children. You Guys Are The Adults!” A Student Cries Out After A Mass Shooting

Trump's reactions and opinion

Even though the shooting reignited argument about gun violence being connected to a lack of stricter gun laws, the president stood his ground, believing that only by tackling the issue of mental illness would disasters like these cease.

In one of his first tweets since the incident, Trump emphasized that the authorities and even those closest to the suspect, Nikolas Cruz, should have acted on the fact that he was "mentally disturbed."

Later on, during his official presidential address to the nation, he enjoined everyone to stay united and lean on each other at this time.

According to reports, his visit to the hospital was supposed to take place on Sunday or Monday, but he chose not to wait and went on to offer his condolences earlier.

READ ALSO: If I Don’t Make It, I Love You!’ During A Shooting, A Terrified Student Sent This Text To Mom

Donald Trump