Statement on the Shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of today's murderous attack in Sutherland Springs, Texas. This horrible act of evil occurred as the victims and their families were in their place of sacred worship. We cannot put into words the pain and grief we all feel, and we cannot begin to imagine the suffering of those who lost the ones they loved. Our hearts are broken.
But in dark times such as these, Americans do what we do best: we pull together. We join hands. We lock arms. And through the tears and the sadness, we stand strong.
My administration is providing its full support to the State and local authorities investigating this horrible crime. I have spoken with Governor Abbott, and we offer our thanks to the first responders who ultimately stopped the suspect and rendered immediate and lifesaving aid to the victims of this shooting. I will continue to follow developments closely.
All of America is praying to God to help the wounded and the families: We will never leave their side.
NOTE: The statement referred to Devin Patrick Kelley, suspected gunman in the shooting at the First Baptist Church.
Donald J. Trump, Statement on the Shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/331551