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Cruz abused women before killing 17 people at his former high school.
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Cruz killed 17 people at his former high school.

Watch live: Donald Trump’s statement on the Parkland, Florida school shooting

By Annalisa Merelli

Donald Trump will address the United States at 11 am (EST) today, in response to a mass shooting in a Florida high school that left 17 dead. He had reportedly been urged by staff to make a statement in the hours immediately after the Feb. 14 attack, but opted to tweet instead.

The president’s speech will be broadcast live and can be watched here:

The speech will also be available on C-Span 3. Trump’s statement should be available to read later on the White House website.

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