This is so awful!
We are so thankful to have this man as President right now, and not someone else.
Not only did he offer unequivocal support to the community who lost so much, saying:
"These families could be our families. In fact, they are our family. They're part of the American family. And today the Vice President and I told them, on behalf of the American people that our hearts are broken too. And that we stand with you."
He also clarified for those too thickheaded to understand that this WAS an act of hate against the LGBT community, saying:
"This was an act of terrorism but it was also an act of hate. This was an attack on the LGBT community. Americans were targeted because we're a country that has learned to welcome everyone, no matter who you are or who you love. And hatred towards people because of sexual orientation, regardless of where it comes from, is a betrayal of what's best in us."
The POTUS had some sad, honest words about responsibility, largely directed at those who would vote against stricter gun control. He said:
"We will not be able to stop every tragedy. We can't wipe away hatred and evil from every heart in this world. But we can stop some tragedies. We can save some lives. We can reduce the impact of a terrorist attack, if we're smart. And if we don't act, we will keep seeing more massacres like this because we'll be choosing to allow them to happen. We will have said we don't care enough to do something about it."
See the President's full remarks (below):
[Image via ABC News.]