It’s impossible to find the words for today, so I won’t even try. All our hearts go out, too, to CTGirl whose good friend lost his young daughter in the shootings, and then she learnt her father, who was just 62, had passed away.
Endless love to you CTGirl, and to everyone whose hearts were broken today.
President Barack Obama hugs Stephanie Davies, who helped keep her friend, Allie Young, left, alive after she was shot during the movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado. The President visited patients and family members affected by the shootings at the University of Colorado Hospital July 22, 2012
AP: Once again donning the mantle of consoler-in-chief, President Barack Obama will travel Sunday to Colorado to comfort distraught families of those gunned down in a minute and a half of real-life horror at a midnight movie showing.
While authorities gather evidence on the suspect and the nation tries to fathom what drove the gunman, Obama will meet with loved ones struggling with pain and grief.
The president planned just a brief visit to Colorado — a bit under 2½ hours — during which he was also scheduled to meet with local officials in Aurora, where the shots rang out at a multiplex theater early Friday. Twelve of the victims died, 58 were injured.
After the Colorado stop, Obama is flying to San Francisco, where on Monday he’ll begin a previously scheduled three-day campaign trip….
Monday: The President will travel to Reno, Nevada to deliver remarks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention and for campaign events. He will then travel to Oakland for campaign events. He will remain overnight in San Francisco, California.
Tuesday: The President will travel to Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington for campaign events. He will remain overnight in Seattle, Washington.
Wednesday: The President will travel to New Orleans, Louisiana for campaign events and to deliver remarks at the National Urban League conference. Later, he will return to Washington, DC.
Thursday: The President will attend meetings at the White House.
Friday: The President will attend meetings at the White House and campaign events in Washington, DC and McLean, Virginia.
President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan during the motorcade ride to Palm Beach International Airport in Palm Beach, Fla., July 20, 2012. The President called Mayor Hogan to offer his condolences and support to the Aurora community. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office to discuss the shootings in Aurora, Colorado, July 20. Pictured, from left, are: Kathryn Ruemmler, Counsel to the President, and FBI Director Robert Mueller