Trump meets with Vegas shooting victims, won't talk gun violence

US President Donald Trump has declared the United States “is truly a nation in mourning,” as he visited Las Vegas to meet survivors of the worst mass shooting in modern American history but avoided to talk about the issue of gun violence.

While visiting survivors and doctors at a trauma center in Las Vegas on Wednesday, a reporter asked Trump about gun violence in the United States which takes the lives of more than 100,000 Americans every year.

“We’re not going to talk about that today. We won’t talk about that,” said Trump, who is against gun control laws.  

Trump’s 2016 election campaign was heavily funded by the National Rifle Association (NRA), an organization which advocates for gun rights. In response, the billionaire had pledged to protect the American gun owners’ right to keep and bear arms, assuring them that they now have a “true friend” in the White House.

On Wednesday, Trump and First Lady Melania Trump met with…

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