Trump meets with Florida first responders

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After visiting hospitalized victims of the Parkland school shooting, President Donald Trump addressed the nation with a tweet on Friday night, stating, “Our entire Nation, w/one heavy heart, continues to pray for the victims & their families in Parkland, FL. To teachers, law enforcement, first responders & medical professionals who responded so bravely in the face of danger: We THANK YOU for your courage!”

Trump, along with his wife Melania, also visited with law enforcement officials in Fort Lauderdale, where he told officers that he hoped they were “getting the credit” they deserved for their response to the shooting that left 17 dead and 14 injured.

“I was at the hospital with a lot of parents and they are really thankful for the job you’ve done,” Trump said at the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, where he was joined by Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. Marco Rubio and other Florida officials. He commented that the students who were wounded were in “really great shape” considering what they have been through.

Asked if he’d talked with victims, Trump added: “I did indeed, and it’s very sad something like that could happen.”

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