President Donald Trump on Tuesday called Vegas Shooting “in many ways a miracle,” and said that he’ll be wading into the debate over new gun control measures “as time goes by.” He then praised his administration for the “great job” his team is doing in Puerto Rico.
On his way to Puerto Rico, stopped to talk to reporters to address the mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas on Monday in which at least 59 people were killed and more than 500 injured — the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
“What happened in Las Vegas is in many ways a miracle. The police department has done such an incredible job, and we’ll be talking about gun laws as time goes by,” Trump told reporters when asked whether the shooting would prompt him to take up new legislation.
Asked about a pending bill that would loosen restrictions on purchasing gun silencers, Trump said, “We’ll talk about that later.”
Trump then congratulated himself, saying that the mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico
Trump said as he departed for the hurricane-ravaged island, that the mayor of San Juan, who he strongly criticized over the weekend, has “come back a long way.”
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz was outspoken last week in her pleas for more support from the federal government, criticizing the rosy recovery picture painted by acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke and appealing directly to the president in an interview on CNN.
“Well, I think she’s come back a long way. And you know, I think it’s now acknowledged what a great job we’ve done and people are looking at that,” the president told reporters before boarding Marine One on the White House’s south lawn.
“whether it’s her or anybody else, they’re all starting to say it. I appreciate very much the governor and his comments. He has said we have done an incredible job, and that’s the truth.”
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