President Barack Obama will travel to
Orlando on Thursday to remember the victims of Sunday's terror
attack, the White House said.
Obama will travel to Orlando “to pay
his respects to victims' families, and to stand in solidarity with
the community as they embark on their recovery,” White House Press
Secretary Josh Earnest said.
Described as the deadliest mass
shooting on American soil, 50 people died and 53 were injured when a
lone gunman with possible connections to ISIS opened fire in an
Orlando gay nightclub.
While ISIS has claimed credit for the
attack, the FBI has not confirmed a connection to ISIS.
Obama called the attack an “act of
hate” on Sunday.
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