Trump Visits Las Vegas: 'We Cannot Be Defined by Evil'

"Right now, our focus, as we've said over the last couple of days, is on healing and uniting the country", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday.

Is he really treating a visit to the White House like some kind of consolation prize for surviving a massacre?

The president also visited a local police station, where he met with law enforcement officers who had responded to the active shooter.

Justin Gabriel, the president and owner of The Gun Parlor in Worcester, argues that gun laws wouldn't have prevented this shooting because the Las Vegas shooter reportedly obtained his guns with a legal license.

Thomas Gunderson, who was shot in the leg during the deadly shooting that killed dozens of people in Las Vegas, didn't let his injury stop him from standing to show respect for the office of president of the United States.

We may never have answers about why the man opened fire from the 32nd floor of a high rise casino into thousands of people gathered for an open air concert.

The president told reporters Wednesday before boarding Marine One that he and first lady Melania Trump will be paying their respects to meeting with police who have done a "fantastic job in a very short time".

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Since it was posted, the video has gone viral on social media, and Gunderson has received many attacks over his support for the president, for which he said he was prepared.

"It's a very sad thing". However, he declined to comment about the motivation of the shooter and just said that the suspect was "a sick and demented person".

Earlier in the week, just after the shooting, Trump offered somber remarks about the shooting from the White House on Monday, saying "our unity can not be shattered by evil, our bonds can not be broken by violence".

What's at stake politically for the president as he visits a grieving Las Vegas?

"Nevada has some of the most lax gun laws in the nation", Gardiner said. "They're not illegal, but we have a personal preference and decided not to sell them".

Trump's trip to Las Vegas follows his Tuesday travel to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Trump then gave Gunderson a pat on the back and asked: 'How's it going?'

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