(CNN) - President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, aiming to honor the victims of Wednesday's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, visited Broward Health North Hospital on Friday, the hospital where numerous victims were treated.
After speaking with victims, President Trump expressed his sorrow over the week's events.
"It's very sad, something like that could happen".
"President Trump, you say what can you do?"
Trump's response to the Florida shooting has focused primarily on the first responders to the Florida shooting, offering little in the way of public consolation to victims or outreach to gun-control advocates. Lori Alhadeff, a mother who lost her 14-year-old daughter, Alyssa Alhadeff, in the shooting on Wednesday, directed her anger at the president after the shooting and is now invoking his own young son in calling for more security for schoolchildren.
Trump said in a tweet that he would meet with "people whose lives have been totally shattered".
In his post, Trump said it was "very sad" the Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to notice the threat posed by the shooter, as the agency was too busy looking for evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign team and Moscow.
Trump last February quietly rolled back a contentious Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people with mental illnesses to buy guns. "I guess I should expect that from you", one student commented. All of them, because these are the ones that have to go back to that school.
With her voice rising nearly to a scream, the distraught mother added: "The gunman, a insane person, just walks right into the school, knocks down the window of my child's door and starts shooting, shooting her". "Youre supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us. He is going to need to come to us". Neighbors said police were called to his home more than a dozen times in the past few years after disturbances.