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Trump focuses on praising first responders in Florida stop

Trump focuses on praising first responders in Florida stop

President Donald Trump, as he often does while responding to natural disasters, mass shootings or unfolding crises, spent much of his time congratulating the responders rather than memorializing the victims of Wednesday's school shooting during a visit here Friday.

Trump, in two quick visits to a hospital and sheriff's office near the school where 17 were killed and scores were injured, praised the doctors, police officers, fire officials and others who responded quickly to the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, casting their response as heroic and record-setting.

"Incredible job and everybody is talking about it," Trump said of the response, with dozens of...

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