At least 59 people were killed and 527 injured in Las Vegas Sunday night when Stephen Paddock allegedly fired shots at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Police believe Paddock killed himself before they entered the hotel room he used as a vantage point to allegedly carry out the shooting. It is the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.
He again praised the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. “How quickly the police department was able to get in was really very much of a miracle,” Trump said.
"What happened in Las Vegas is in many ways a miracle," he added, echoing the statement he delivered Monday in the White House Diplomat Room. "The police department has done such an incredible job.”
“The speed with which they acted is miraculous, and prevented further loss of life,” Trump said Monday of the police department and other first responders.
Trump plans to visit Las Vegas Wednesday to meet with the victims' families, as well as first responders.
“They should be praying,” Kimmel said of lawmakers. “They should be praying for God to forgive them for letting the gun lobby run this country. Because it is; it is so crazy.”
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said during Monday’s press briefing “there’s a time and place for political debate, but now is the time to unite as a country.”
Trump addressed the scrutiny, saying, he’ll be “talking about gun laws as time goes by.”
Meanwhile, Trump is making a belated trip to Puerto Rico. The president travels to Puerto Rico today, two weeks after Hurricane Maria first made landfall on the island.