On Monday, President Trump responded to the tragic fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in France, which has ravaged the nearly 1,000 year-old structure, and has left the world devastated.
Calling the fire “a very, very sad thing,” Trump sent his condolences to Frances, stating that Americans “all want to extend our regards, and our hopes,” adding, “God Bless You to Paris and to France.”
President Trump on Notre Dame: “I hope everything works out well, we all want to extend our regards and our hopes and God Bless You to Paris and to France, what they’re going through it’s just — you’ll go back and you’ll see what’s happening, it’s a very, very sad thing.” pic.twitter.com/KCyWuk8Bpc
— The Hill (@thehill) April 15, 2019
The president took to social media, where he called the fire “horrible,” while offering suggestions, which were quickly politicized by the left-leaning media.
So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
First Lady Melania Trump also took to social media to acknowledge the tragedy, noting that her “heart breaks for the people of Paris,” adding, “Praying for everyone’s safety.”
My heart breaks for the people of Paris after seeing the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. Praying for everyone’s safety.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) April 15, 2019
As of Monday evening, the cause of the fire, as well as the extent of the damage to the historic Cathedral, remains unknown.