Last night, an Islamic terrorist drove a truck into a crowd of people in Nice, France, killing more than 70 people, including 2 Americans, who were celebrating Bastille Day, but President Obama couldn’t be bothered to appear in front of a camera to address the American people.
Instead, the president released a 2 paragraph statement, and in typical Obama fashion the words “radical Islam” were nowhere to be found.
Given that this terrorist used a truck to massacre dozens of innocent people, the president was unable to blame guns for the loss of life. One would have hoped the president could have actually addressed the American public on national television, but it seems as though he was too busy.
On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded. I have directed my team to be in touch with French officials, and we have offered any assistance that they may need to investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice. We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack.
On this Bastille Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary resilience and democratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world, and we know that the character of the French Republic will endure long after this devastating and tragic loss of life.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives yesterday.