WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama struggled to hold back tears addressing the deaths of more than twenty children and teachers at a Newtown, Conn. school Friday.
Speaking from the White House briefing room, Obama said “our hearts are broken today,” for the dead, their families, and the survivors.
“The majority of those who died today were children,” Obama said, wiping his eye. “Beautiful little kids between the ages of five and ten years old.”
“We’ve endured too many of these tragedies these past few years,” he added, calling for “meaningful action regardless of politics” to prevent further mass shootings.