Once again, President Barack Obama finds himself in the position of being the nation’s consoler-in-chief as he guides the nation through the difficulty of coping with the theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado which occurred in the first minutes of Friday morning when the latest Batman movie premiered throughout the country.
On Sunday, the president traveled to Aurora where he was greeted by Aurora's Police Chief Dan Oates and Aurora's Mayor Steve Hogan at Buckley Air Force Base. From there, Obama visited victims of the theater shooting at the University of Colorado Hospital. The president also spoke with those personally affected by the tragedy which has left 12 persons dead and 59 others injured. Obama also spoke with families of the slain and attend a memorial service in the town where the massacre occurred.
On Saturday, the president devoted his radio address to responding to the killings and said:
This weekend, I hope everyone takes some time for prayer and reflection – for the victims of this terrible tragedy, for the people who knew them and loved them, for those who are still struggling to recover.
Obama is heading to the West one day earlier than planned for the Colorado visit, as he was scheduled to leave Washington, D.C. on Monday to resume campaigning in that part of the country.
The primary source of this article is ABC news.