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President Trump announced today that he will visit Parkland, Florida to "meet with families and local officials and continue coordinating the federal response" after yesterday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead.

"Answer hate with love, answer cruelty with kindness. We must also work together to create a culture that embraces the dignity of life that creates deep and meaningful human connections and that turns classmates and colleagues into friends and neighbors."
— President Trump

More quotes from his brief address:

  • "Yesterday a school filled with innocent children and caring teachers became the scene of terrible violence, hatred, and evil."
  • "We are here for you. Whatever you need, whatever we can do to ease your pain … We are all joined together as one American family and your suffering is our burden also. No child, no teacher should ever be in danger in an American school."

What's next: President Trump mentioned that he'd make the "difficult issue" of mental health a priority and that "making our children safe" would be a top issue at an upcoming meeting with governors and state attorneys general. He made no mention of proposing or working on additional legislation surrounding gun control.

Earlier this morning: Trump tweeted his thoughts about the shooting, stating that the alleged shooter was "mentally disturbed" and that "neighbors and classmates...must always report such instances to authorities."

Go deeper: Mike Allen's look at our new normal in the era of mass shootings.

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Trump's Tucker mind-meld

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If you want to understand the rhetorical roots of Trump's Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore, go back and watch Tucker Carlson's monologues for the past six weeks.

Between the lines: Trump — or rather his speechwriter Stephen Miller — framed the president's opposition to the Black Lives Matter protest movement using the same imagery Carlson has been laying out night after night on Fox.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 6 p.m. ET: 11,366,145 — Total deaths: 532,644 — Total recoveries — 6,154,138Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 6 p.m. ET: 2,874,396 — Total deaths: 129,870 — Total recoveries: 906,763 — Total tested: 35,512,916Map.
  3. States: Photos of America's pandemic July 4 ICU beds in Arizona hot spot near capacity — Houston mayor warns about hospitals
  4. Public health: U.S. coronavirus infections hit record highs for 3 straight days.
  5. Politics: Former Trump official Tom Bossert says face masks “are not enough”
  6. World: Mexican leaders call for tighter border control as infections rise in U.S.
  7. Sports: Sports return stalked by coronavirus
  8. 1 📽 thing: Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback.

Bolton's hidden aftershocks

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The news media has largely moved on, but foreign government officials remain fixated on John Bolton's memoir, "The Room Where It Happened."

Why it matters: Bolton's detailed inside-the-Oval revelations have raised the blood pressure of allies who were already stressed about President Trump's unreliability.