President Donald Trump Calls Las Vegas Shooting an ‘Act of Pure Evil’ and Thanks Police & First Responders (VIDEO)
President Donald Trump consoles the families of the victims and a nation …
President Donald Trump addressed the nation yesterday following the Las Vegas shooting massacre that saw 59 people killed and over 500 injured. President Trump called the largest mass murder at the in United States history an “act of pure evil.” The president thanked the Las Vegas Metropolitan police and the first responders for their heroic, courageous and profession actions that helped save the lives of so many.
“Hundreds of our fellow citizens are now mourning the sudden loss of a loved one, a parent, a child, a brother or sister. We cannot fathom their pain, we cannot imagine their loss. To the families of the victims, we are praying for you and we are here for you. And we ask God to help see you through this very dark period.
Scripture teaches us the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. We seek comfort in those words, for we know that God lives in the hearts of those who grieve. To the wounded who are now recovering in hospitals, we are praying for your full and speedy recovery, and pledge to you our support from this day forward.”
President Donald Trump condemned the mass shooting in Las Vegas — in which at least 59 people were shot dead — as an “act of pure evil” and declared the nation would unite behind the survivors, but he refused to get into a new debate over gun control.
Trump spoke slowly and carefully Monday morning from the White House Diplomatic Room, focusing not on the identity or possible motive of the gunman but on the nation’s efforts to heal.
The remarks were the prelude to a two-part test of whether Trump, a leader who excels at political provocation, can also deliver solace. Trump is slated to visit Puerto Rico Tuesday to survey devastation from Hurricane Maria, before going to Las Vegas Wednesday to meet with families of the dead.
“Our unity cannot be shattered by evil, our bonds cannot be broken by violence,” the president said. “We call upon the bonds that unite us: our faith, our family, and our shared values. We call upon the bonds of citizenship, the ties of community, and the comfort of our common humanity.”
Trump spoke hours after a gunman on the 32nd floor of a Vegas Strip casino opened fire on people at an outdoor country music festival below. The gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock, killed at least 59 people, police say, as tens of thousands of concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives. More than 500 people were hurt.
Full Transcript can be read HERE.
“… In memory of the fallen, I have directed that our great flag be flown at half-staff. I will be visiting Las Vegas on Wednesday to meet with law enforcement, first responders, and the families of the victims. In moments of tragedy and horror, America comes together as one. And it always has.
We call upon the bonds that unite us, our faith, our family, and our shared values. We call upon the bonds of citizenship, the ties of community, and the comfort of our common humanity. Our unity cannot be shattered by evil, our bonds cannot be broken by violence, and though we feel such great anger, at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that defines us today. And always will. Forever.
In times such as these, I know we are searching for some kind of meaning in the chaos, some kind of light in the darkness. The answers do not come easy. But we can take solace knowing that even the darkest space can be brightened by a single light and even the most terrible despair can be illuminated by a single ray of hope.
Melania and I are praying for every American who has been hurt, wounded or lost the ones they loved so dearly in this terrible, terrible attack. We pray for the entire nation to find unity and peace, and we pray for the day when evil is banished and the innocent are safe from hatred and from fear.
May God bless the souls of the lives that are lost, may God give us the grace of healing and may God provide the grieving families with strength to carry on. Thank you. God bless America. Thank you.”
Retired Marine Col. Jeffrey A. Powers Letter To The NFL (VIDEO) … “I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem.”
DOES THE NFL AND THE LEFT REALLY WANT TO BE ON THE OPPOSING SIDE OF THIS RETIRED MARINE?
Retired Marine Col. Jeffrey A. Powers letter to the NFL puts life and everything into perspective. The words and actions of a true American hero and of those who defend our liberties and freedom as compared to a bunch of spoiled, over-paid malcontents. Let’s remember who the real heroes are in life, they where uniforms, not sports jerseys.
I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and Giants Stadium.
I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.
Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins.
Now I watch multi millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done something for this country beside playing with a ball and believing they’re something special! They’re not! My Marines and Soldiers were!
You are complicit in this!
You’ll fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the morale courage and respect for our nation and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this.
Yes, I know, it’s their 1st Amendment right to behave in such a despicable manner. What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or the refs publicly?
I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem. Hmmmmm, isn’t it his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in the end zone? Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is ok? You fine players for wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel or pump their pathetic fist in the air. They are so deprived with their multimillion dollar contracts for playing a freaking game! You condone it all by your refusal to act. You’re just as bad and disgusting as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the NFL. I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. I applause those who have not.
Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and carry rifles.
They make minimum wage and spend months and years away from their families. They don’t do it for an hour on Sunday. They do 24/7 often with lead,not footballs, coming in their direction. They watch their brothers carted off in pieces not on a gurney to get their knee iced. They don’t even have ice! Many do t have legs or arms. Some wear blue and risk their lives daily on the streets of America. They wear fire helmets and go upstairs into the fire rather than down to safety. On 9-11, hundreds vanished. They are the heroes.
I hope that your high paid protesting pretty boys and you look in that mirror when you shave tomorrow and see what you really are, legends in your own minds. You need to hit the road and take those worms with you!
Time to change the channel.
Col Jeffrey A Powers USMC(ret)
Arizona Police Officer Brandon Tatum … “Don’t Ignore the Positives the Flag Respresents” … “Real Heroes, When the Lose Games, They Don’t Come Back” (VIDEO)
NFL .. YOU MIGHT WANT TO REALLY LISTEN TO THE FOLLOWING VERY CLOSELY ... THIS IS A MUST WATCH VIDEO!!!
Maybe Arizona police officer Brandon Tatum should have been the first black president. Officer Tatum makes a lot of sense and the NFL and its players would be wise to listen. Tatum slammed the NFL and its players who took a knee, “You have these people who turn around and take a knee and want to attribute all the negativity to the flag and the anthem, but don’t want to attribute the positive.”
“Listen, you play a game, this is fairy tale world. You suit up, you lose you cry, you play another game. In the real world, real heroes, when they lose games they don’t come back. The people who die for that flag, it ain’t a game. That’s real life, That’s real sacrifice.”
Now I have had enough – Why The Flag Means So Much To Americans – Full VIDEO
Arizona Police Officer Brandon Tatum:
“What does the American flag have to do with your perceived oppression? What does the National Anthem have to do wth these issues that people are bringing up? It is a separate issue. The flag and the National Anthem have nothing to do with what you are talking about. You are talking about an Anthem of hope and unity within this country that have made people become great, that have made the poor become rich and give people opportunities. You are talking about a flag that represents hard work, dedication, blood, sweat and tears. Sacrifice. And the thing that makes me most upset is, you have these people who turn around and take a knee and want to attribute all the negativity to the flag and the anthem, but don’t want to attribute the positive. Listen, if you feel the American flag represents negativity and slavery and all this other stuff. Then you have to give credit and credence to a flag that has given you opportunity to go from corn field and picking cotton to being President of the United States of America. Going from being segregated, can’t go to proper schools, can’t vote. Taking you from that point to know you are making millions of dollars to play sports. And you know who’s watching you? White people.”
NFL, you would do yourself a favor to listen to Police Officer Brandon Tatum and heed his words, the online ticket reseller TickPick told Secrets that sales have dropped 17.9 percent, far more than the usual Week Three fall.
UPDATE I: Arizona Police Officer Brandon Tatum on Fox & Friends this morning.
Officer Tatum calls what the Packers and Bears did last night in linking arms a cop out. So did the overwhelmingly majority of the fans. They put their hands over their hearts, not continuing this idiotic protest. Note to NFL, put your hand over your hears and be respectful, locking arms in some so called unity is BS. Its still protesting, just not on a knee. You are the one’s they created disunity with your disrespect of the flag and National Anthem.
Poll Finds that Americans Agree With President Trump … 64% Believe Players Should Stand For National Anthem
DAMNING POLL FOR THE NFL …
The most recent Remington Research Group survey regarding opinions on the NFL, its players and owners should bring shock to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the 32 NFL team owners, NFL players, networks and sponsors. In a survey conducted September 25, 2017, one day after the reprehensible and disrespectful behavior of the NFL refusing to stand for the National Anthem, 64% of Americans polled said NFL players should stand and be respectful during the national anthem.
The NFL owners and players best take a good look at what fans had to say about their product. The people do not want politics in their sports entertainment and they do not want players disrespecting the American flag, the National Anthem or the United States of America. This is a friendly warning shot across the NFL bow, you best start to know who your fan base is because we can tune in something else at any time and leave all you over-entitled, millionaires and billionaires in the lurch to actually have to work for a living.
Americans are watching less NFL football because they want no part of politics in sports, left or right. Football is supposed to be an entertainment diversion, not CNN, MSNBC or Fox News. The NFL best get their act together and understand what their customer wants. Because it is not disrespect for flag or country, or to the memories of those who have laid down their lives so that men can play a game. Real heroes where military, police, fire and first responder uniforms, not football jerseys.
Michelle Malkin Discusses the Roy Moore Alabama Special Election Win and the NFL National Anthem Flack
Michelle Malkin discusses the winner and losers of last night’s Alabama GOP special Senate primary. The draining of the swamp begins. Let this be a message to establishment, incumbent Republicans. You were sent there for a reason, not to just be reelected and do nothing. Malkin also discusses the disrespect from NFL players toward the National Anthem. Malkin tells them to get off their knees and asses and do something. If you are protesting something, then do something.