Trump says Notre Dame fire is 'terrible sight to behold'

The president went on to say the greatness of the cathedral goes "beyond countries ... it's a part of our culture."
1:33 | 04/15/19

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Transcript for Trump says Notre Dame fire is 'terrible sight to behold'
Terrible terrible fire you probably saw some of you heard. Some of you have not because you've been here. But I will tell you the fire that the having at the notre dom cathedral. Is something like few people have witnessed. When we left. We had a whole group of your great representatives and when we left the plane. It was it would is burning at a level that you rarely see fire burned. It's one of the great treasures of the world. The greatest killers in the world probably if you think about it I would say you made it might be. A greater than almost any museum in the world and it's burning. Very badly looks like it's burning to the ground. So it's so. That puts a damper on what we're about to say to be honest because that is. Beyond countries that's beyond anything it's a part of our. A growing up it's a part of our culture. It's a part of our lives at city is truly a great cathedral. And I've been there and I've seen it and there is no conceivable I think I could say this probably. No cathedral in the world like it NC it's a terrible scene and they think it was caused by at this moment they don't know. But they think it was caused by renovation. And I hope that's. The reason renovation you know what's that all about. But it's a terrible site to be all.

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