South Court Auditorium

1:19 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  Please — please sit down.

Before I begin, I want to comment on the tragedy that occurred last night during the holiwa- — the holiday parade in Wisconsin.

While we don’t have all the facts and details yet, we know, this morning, that five families in Waukesha are facing fresh grief of a life without a loved one; at least 40 Americans are suffering from injuries, some of them in critical condition; and an entire community is struggling — struggling to cope with a horrific act of violence.

Last night, the people of Waukesha were gathered to celebrate the start of a season of hope and togetherness and thanksgiving. 

This morning, Jill and I and the entire Biden family — and, I’m sure, all of us — pray that that same spirit is going to embrace and lift up all the victims of this tragedy, bringing comfort to those recovering…

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