Here's What Went Down When Donald Trump Visited Las Vegas

Erika Holt
October 6, 2017

Trump captioned the first video, in which the song "God Bless the U.S.A." by country artist Lee Greenwood plays over footage of the president and wife Melania visiting shooting survivors and their doctors in a Las Vegas hospital.

Fifty-nine people were killed and more than 500 injured in the attack when a deranged sniper fired from the 32nd floor of a casino.

She added: "It's very easy for Mrs Clinton to criticise and come out but I think we need to remember the only person with blood on their hands is... the shooter".

Before leaving Washington, Trump said authorities are "learning a lot more" about the gunman in the shooting.

McCarthy said the president called Mundhenke and his wife wishing them well, and McCarthy explained this tragedy is very real in Kern while praising the Bakersfield community for rallying around families who lost loved ones.

President Donald Trump met Wednesday with surviving victims of the Las Vegas shooting at University Medical Center in the city and hailed their heroism for trying to save others even as their own lives were in danger. "We can not fathom their pain, we can not imagine their loss", Trump said of those who lost loved ones in the massacre.

Donald Trump calls Las Vegas gunman 'demented'
The killer in Las Vegas apparently used the legal bump stock devices on legal rifles, essentially converting them into automatic weapons, which are banned.

Republicans and the NRA open to banning bump stocks is encouraging
Some representatives from around the country admit that before this week, they had never heard of the gun accessory bump stocks. Automatic weapons have been largely illegal for decades, but bump stock devices offer a way around that.

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"I want to thank the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and all of the first responders for their courageous efforts", Trump said on October 2 after the shooting.

The president also said he invited some of the victims to the White House, NBC News reports. B'nai B'rith worldwide said it is "well past time for meaningful, bipartisan gun violence legislation in this country".

As he departed the White House for Puerto Rico on Tuesday, Trump called the Las Vegas gunman "demented" and a "very, very sick individual".

Trump campaigned on protecting gun owners' rights during the 2016 presidential election and has the backing of the National Rifle Association (NRA), a lobby group that spends millions promoting gun rights and supporting politicians opposed to passing gun control laws.

"Words can not describe the bravery that the whole world witnessed on Sunday night", he said during a brief speech at the Las Vegas Police Department Command Centre.

And he again declined to respond to questions about tougher gun control measures.

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