The White House has cancelled yet another press briefing that was scheduled for Thursday, following the mass shooting incident at the Florida High school. President Donald Trump will not be appearing for any public event to mark the recent incident that killed at least 17 people.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary, announced earlier Wednesday that the press briefing for the day would be canceled following the mass shooting incident at the Broward County, Florida School.
“In light of this tragedy there will not be a regularly scheduled briefing as previously announced,” Sanders said in a statement. “We will inform you as more information is available.”
President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday that no one should “feel unsafe in an American School”, in response to a school shooting in Florida. He sent several tweets on Wednesday in response to the school shooting that left at least 17 injured. The exact nature of injuries is still to be disclosed; however, the incident has left many personalities shaken.
President Donald Trump said in his another tweet that, “My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting,” Trump tweeted. “No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary, said in a statement that, “The president has spoken with Gov. [Rick] Scott of Florida and offered federal assistance if needed.” She further added that “Department of Homeland Security Secretary [Kirstjen] Nielsen also spoke with Gov. Scott, as well as state and local officials. She has briefed the president on those conversations. The governor, the secretary and other administration officials will continue to keep the president updated.”
In another Tweet by President Donald Trump, he updates that, “Just spoke to Governor Rick Scott. We are working closely with law enforcement on the terrible Florida school shooting.”
The briefing on Wednesday was originally scheduled for 1 p.m. However, it was delayed twice, first at 3 p.m. then to 4 p.m. before the news about the school shooting spiked on the national cable news.
The schedule of events released for Thursday does not contain any press briefing or public appearances by the President.
Trump was briefed on the shooting earlier Wednesday, according to the White House, and has been in contact with state officials about the incident.
At least 17 people were killed during the shooting incident at the school in Florida and several others were reportedly injured. The suspect is identified as a former student of the school and is currently held in custody. The sheriff’s office later confirmed the identity of the shooter as Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year old former student.