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Trump calls to give support to Florida officials

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President Donald Trump spoke by phone with local officials about the Florida school shooting, offering condolences and support.

The White House says in a statement that Trump called Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky on Saturday and thanked her for her leadership and dedication to her city and its residents.

The president also spoke with Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine about the need to keep helping victims, their families, and others traumatized by the shooting.

In a call, Trump praised Ty Thompson, principal of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, for his resolve in the face of danger to help students reach safety and his commitment to helping the community recover.

The White House says Trump reiterated to each official that the nation stands with Parkland and that its residents aren't alone.

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