“We have a tragedy. What happened in Las Vegas is, in many ways a miracle,” President Donald Trump said outside the White House this morning, before heading to Marine One en route to Puerto Rico.
“The [Vegas] police department has done such an incredible job,” Trump told reporter, adding, “and we will be talking about gun laws as time goes by.” He did not elaborate and returned to his first theme:
“I do have to say how quickly the police department was able to get in was really very much of a miracle. They’ve done an incredible job.”
The gunman who murdered 59 people and wounded another 500+, was “a sick, demented man” with “a lot of problems I guess and we’re looking into him.”
Hours earlier, CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert dared Trump to enact even some small step toward sensible gun regulation, telling Trump, “You do not owe the Republicans anything. You know the Republicans tried to stop you from being president. Well, screw ‘em!”
But Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon this morning told Axios that even a whiff of any gun regulation coming from the general direction of the White House would “be the end of everything.”