Not a word from Trump about the "guns" after the massacre

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He promised to tackle the "difficult problem of mental illness"

Donald Trump announced today that he will visit Parkland, Florida, to meet with survivors and local officials, a day after a 19-year-old man opened fire and killed 17 people at a high school in the area.

The US president, who explained that he was addressing a "suffering nation", did not once use the phrase "firearm" during his short sermon, but vowed to tackle the "difficult problem of mental illness" with determination. ». The gunman used a semi-automatic rifle during the attack on Marjorie Stoneman Douglas School.

In addition, the Republican called for reconciliation and peace in the country.

"We also need to work to create a culture in our country that embraces the dignity of life, which in turn builds deep and meaningful human relationships," said Trump from the White House.

No child or teacher should be in danger in American schools, the president said, calling the massacre "a scene of horrific violence, hatred and malice."