S t a t e m e n t
The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, sent the following message to the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump:
«It is with great sorrow that I learnt of the mass shootings which tragically occurred in El Paso and Dayton, causing an incredible number of victims, all of whom were defenceless citizens - the first attack only a few hours before the next. By most firmly condemning such treacherous violence, the entire Italian nation shares the sorrow and pain of our grieving fellow Americans.Our sympathy and our solidarity go out to the victims’ families as we wish a quick and fullrecovery to those injured.
As I renew my heartfelt condolences and my most sincere closeness on behalf of the Italian people, I wish to reiterate that the United States will always be able to rely on our determination to counter the increasingly concerning climate of intolerance which generates violence in the heart of our free and democratic societies.».