President Trump called the Las Vegas attack an “act of pure evil” Monday morning, in a somber address to the American people following the mass shooting now considered the deadliest in modern U.S. history.
The attack left 58 people dead and 515 hospitalized.
The president announced he will visit Las Vegas on Wednesday to meet with law enforcement, first responders and families of victims. He also ordered the flag be flown at half-staff at the White House and other federal buildings to honor those who died.
“It was an act of pure evil,” Trump said.
In a unifying, faith-focused speech from the Diplomatic Room at the White House, the president offered his prayers through this “very dark period.”
“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…