Obama declares he's 'heartbroken' by devastation in Japan
March 14th, 2011
03:09 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama declares he's 'heartbroken' by devastation in Japan

Washington (CNN) - President Obama declared Monday that he's "heartbroken" by the devastation of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, and vowed to help in any way possible to help the close U.S. ally rebuild.

"I want to reiterate America's support for the people of Japan, who are some of our closest friends and allies," Obama said during an event at a middle school in northern Virginia. "And I've said directly to the prime minister of Japan, Prime Minister Kan that the United States will continue to offer any assistance we can as Japan recovers from multiple disasters. And we will stand with the people of Japan in the difficult days ahead."


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  1. California

    If you're not heartbroken you're not human. Can't help but cry when seeing all that's on TV.

    March 14, 2011 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  2. Compassionate Conservative

    At Westboro, they are celebrating the devastation.

    March 14, 2011 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Did Fox and the Kochs give their paid bloggers today off? Where's the hate?

    March 14, 2011 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  4. Mikey

    I'm sure some idiots will find a way to criticize our President over this – call it predictable moronism.

    March 14, 2011 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  5. Obama Supporter

    I think this is a good thing because we have to many people on the planet as it is.

    March 14, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |