US President Obama to travel to Orlando to pay respects to victims' families on Thursday: White House

US President Barack Obama speaks to the media about the Orlando shooting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC.
US President Barack Obama speaks to the media about the Orlando shooting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC.PHOTO: EPA

WASHINGTON (AFP) - United States President Barack Obama will travel on Thursday (June 16) to Orlando, the site of the deadliest mass shooting in US history that he has branded as a "horrific massacre" resulting from terror and hate.

"On Thursday, the President will travel to Orlando, Florida to pay his respects to victims' families, and to stand in solidarity with the community as they embark on their recovery," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement.

 

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