'Words are ... inadequate,' Obama tells families of Colorado shooting victims
President Barack Obama is greeted by Sen. Mark Udall, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates after arriving at Buckley Air Force Base Sunday in Aurora, Colorado.
July 22nd, 2012
08:47 PM ET
9 years ago

'Words are ... inadequate,' Obama tells families of Colorado shooting victims

(CNN) - In Aurora, Colorado, to comfort victims of last week's deadly theater shooting, President Barack Obama on Sunday pledged the support of the nation.

He spoke after meeting with the victims and their families at the University of Colorado Hospital, one of several area medical centers that treated patients after the attack early Friday inside a packed auditorium of theater-goers.


Obama visit welcomed by Coloradans after shooting

Obama arrives in Colorado to meet families of shooting victims


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  1. Donkey Party

    The comments from the sub-human right-wing America haters is truly disgusting. I pray for civil war every day, as there is no rationalizing with them, and their conservative ideology is a disease that needs to be eradicated once and for all. Ignorant, racist, sociopaths is all they are.

    July 22, 2012 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Guns don't kill people, the bullets in those guns do.

    July 22, 2012 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  3. Larry L

    The President provides thoughtful and caring leadership when America needs it the most.

    July 22, 2012 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    This president is very touchy president in American history. Yes, on Obama12.

    July 22, 2012 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  5. sf

    We love you Mr. President!

    Our prayers go out to the people of Aurora...and a message to all those right wing nuts jobs and 2nd amendment lunatics! WE WILL NO LONGER PUT UP WITH YOUR STUBBORNESS! gun laws need to be more strict!

    July 22, 2012 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  6. T'sah From Virginia

    Such a wonderful memorial – I could not hold back the tears. This is the first time I've gotten to know the governor of Colorado and he is very real and not over the top; his words were very inspiring. I agree with the fact that the killer should not be mentioned by name anymore in the media – it is very easy to say "the murderer", which is what he is or like the governor put it – Suspect A, even though that is too delicate for this cruel murderer!!!

    President Obama was great, as usual, and it was very obvious that he spent "true" time with the families and the victims – thank you President Obama!!

    July 22, 2012 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  7. Dee

    Thanks Mr.President for representing the American people in bringing words of comfort to the families of this senseless tragedy and trying to begin the healing to the people of Aurora. Words cannot express the sorrow everyone is feeling for them and especially the Governor, Policement, first responders and medical staff and personnel.

    I can't believe that John McCain is more worried about Syria than the people who are hurting in Colorado and denigrating President Obama in the news today for not getting involved in another war. Today is not the day he sounds like someone suffering from dementia all he wants to do is go to war it is time for him to retire.

    July 22, 2012 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  8. when your nightmares end WILLARD begins

    sometimes words do help in time of sorrow and loss especially if they are soothing. The story the president shared about the young girl saving the other one's life just shows what people can do in times of terror and how we look out for each other. It is just sad though sometimes it takes tragedy like this to unite people. And even then there will be some that will make negative remarks about Obama visiting Aurora because well they are just negative people.

    July 22, 2012 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  9. enuff

    It's true. Words cannot fill the void left by the vicious act of one person. May God grant the victims and families a little peace in during this time off grief.

    July 23, 2012 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  10. Colorado for ROMNEY

    Kinda like your "presidency", words are inadequate

    July 23, 2012 01:18 am at 1:18 am |
  11. Iamnotfooled

    Being Commander – in Chief is not easy. From sending our troops off to war, or watching them come home at Dover Air Force Base. Or comforting families of unspeakable tragedies. But this President does it well. He is always there for them. He is the President to all the people. A Great American. God Bless You All Colorado. Heal Quickly.
    Thank You,
    President Obama

    July 23, 2012 01:20 am at 1:20 am |
  12. DANIEL

    Its challenging to think this happened,,,,but it does.Nothing w'll back,,,GOD SHALL BE W U COLORADANS(ሚ ዳን፳፻፩፭)

    July 23, 2012 04:38 am at 4:38 am |
  13. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    Words are ... inadequate,'
    Obama tells families of Colorado shooting victims


    12 dead 39 wounded...
    Just another weekend in Chicago

    July 23, 2012 07:19 am at 7:19 am |