Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have both reacted to the deadly massacre left behind by gunman Stephen Paddock.
There is not much information about Paddock at the moment other than the fact that he was a 64-year-old resident of Nevada.
He was apparently in the middle of a bitter divorce, and according to his brother, Eric Paddock, he was not religious nor politically engaged.
The mass murderer was not diagnosed with any form of mental illness.
Sunday night, armed with automatic weapons, he killed over 58 people and wounded 515 others at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival that was taking place near the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.
The killing of the innocent concertgoers is now in the books as the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Mrs. Clinton was very political in her response and called out the National Rifle Association.
Clinton tweeted: “Our grief isn’t enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.”
The former Secretary of State added: “The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get. Las Vegas, we are grieving with you—the victims, those who lost loved ones, the responders, & all affected by this cold-blooded massacre.”
As for Obama, he was more diplomatic despite the fact that he fought a fierce battle with Congress to have gun control legislation on his desk after the Sandy Hook massacre and Pulse nightclub shooting.
Obama wrote: “Michelle & I are praying for the victims in Las Vegas. Our thoughts are with their families & everyone enduring another senseless tragedy.”
President Donald Trump stood in front of the American flag and announced that the shooting in Las Vegas is “an act of pure evil” and went on to quote the Bible.
The leader of the free world stated: “Scripture teaches us, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. We seek comfort in those words, but we know that God lives in the hearts of those who grieve.”
He added: “It’s a very sad moment for me, for everybody. For everybody, no matter where you are, no matter what your thought process, this is a very, very sad day.”
Trump also announced that he will travel to Las Vegas on Wednesday.