Obama to give statement on Orlando mass shooting at gay nightclub

Obama will deliver a statement on the mass shooting this morning at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando

By Tatiana Baez
June 12, 2016 9:35PM (UTC)
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, June 9, 2016 President Barack Obama speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 9, 2016. The world was a more peaceful place when Obama was sworn into office pledged to “aggressively pursue” a global ban on nuclear arms tests, but as his term winds down, a working test-ban treaty remains a dream. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, FILE) (AP)

President Barack Obama will deliver a statement about the mass shooting in an Orlando nightclub at 1:30 p.m. EST. At least 50 people were reported dead and 53 wounded at Pulse, a gay club, around 5:00 this morning. Watch Obama's statement live below.


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