On the heels of the latest devastating terrorist attack in Nice, France, last night, politicians both here and abroad took to social media and the airwaves.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded,” President Obama said in a statement released on Twitter. “I have directed my team to be in touch with French officials, and we have offered any assistance that they may need to investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice.
“We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack,” Obama said.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump immediately reacted and postponed his plans to name his running mate today.
“Another horrific attack, this time in Nice, France. Many dead and injured. When will we learn? It is only getting worse,” Trump tweeted.
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton appeared on Fox News last night to decry the attack.
“One of my priorities is to launch an intelligence surge. We still do not have enough intelligence cooperation between our agencies and those in other countries,” Clinton said.
In Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh took to Twitter to show support for the victims of the attack.
“We are saddened by this senseless attack as we learn of the tragedy in Nice. France, we stand with you, on #BastilleDay and on all days,” Walsh tweeted.
Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, said on Twitter that the attack was a “tragic paradox” since “the subject of #NiceAttack was the people celebrating liberty, equality and fraternity.”
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Twitter he felt “deep emotion and infinite sadness” after the attack.
North of the border, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared his sympathies in both French and English.
“Canadians are shocked by tonight’s attack in Nice,” he tweeted. “Our sympathy is with the victims, and our solidarity with the French people.”