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Trumps Response to Las Vegas Shooting

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Stephen Paddock opened fire on a large crowd from the 32nd floor

Stephen Paddock opened fire on a large crowd from the 32nd floor

Stephen Paddock opened fire on a large crowd from the 32nd floor


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    On October 1, at 10:08 PM, Stephen Paddock, 64, situated on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, opened fire on concertgoers at the Route 91 Country Music Festival. Paddock shot for 11 minutes into a crowd of 22,000 leaving 58 people dead, including Paddock himself, and about 500 others injured.

   President Trump was questioned by reporters while leaving for Puerto Rico.

   “Look, we have a tragedy. What happened is, in many ways, a miracle,” said Trump who further explained that the work of first responders has been amazing beyond words.

   “I think that Trump was respectful of the situation, however I don’t really like how he said that it was a miracle. I mean… he was in a rush and I get that, but many people probably didn’t understand what he was saying. All together he did a good job of respecting the people that were hurt and to the police and doctors that helped out during this event,” said  Elizabeth Lee (‘20).

   On October 4th, Trump visited Las Vegas to commend the tremendous job that the hospitals as well as the law enforcement had done.

   “Trump acted in a way I didn’t expect actually… I personally don’t agree with trumps views but he treated it well and was kind to the crowd!” said Brian Kim (‘18).

   Trump went on to call the gunman, “ a sick, demented man,” later claiming that the country is “in mourning over these great losses and will need time to heal.”

   “He could have done better… I don’t know much about the whole event but I was hoping for a more emotional speech, maybe because I just don’t like Trump!” said Mariah Murphy (‘20).

   By responding the way he did, Trump surprised many people with the respect that he gave to those who have been affected by this horrific event. He gave a beautiful speech which moved many people, and told only the truth, that the country just needs time to heal.

   The saying “time heals” is truly a gift in disguise. In time we will, although not be the same, be able to continue with our lives. To wholesomely heal, as a nation, we must forgive but never forget.

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