Trump sends his ‘warmest condolences’ to Las Vegas victims

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‘Deepest. Not warmest.’

As details continue to emerge about the shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday night, President Donald Trump responded to the incident on Twitter, and one bit of his phrasing is sparking controversy.

More than 59 people were killed and 527 were injured when the alleged shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire from the Mandola Bay. Authorities believe he acted alone.The attack is believed to be most deadly mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Trump responded early morning on Twitter. “My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!” he wrote.

Trump’s “warmest condolences” remark struck people the wrong way.

 According to CNN White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny, President Trump will formally address the Las Vegas shooting this morning from the White House.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated to reflect the latest death toll in the Las Vegas shooting.

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

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