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President Donald Trump joins Justice Brett Kavanaugh for his investiture ceremony at the Supreme Court on Thursday morning.

President Donald Trump offered condolences on Thursday for the victims of a mass shooting in California, as he joined Justice Brett Kavanaugh for a ceremony at the Supreme Court.


Trump was briefed on the late-Wednesday shooting at a Southern California bar that killed 12 people including a sheriff’s sergeant. The gunman was found dead.

“God bless all of the victims and families of the victims. Thank you to Law Enforcement,” Trump tweeted. Hundreds of people, mostly college students, were inside the establishment at the time of the shooting.

Read: At least a dozen people — including an officer — dead after mass shooting at Southern California bar.


Trump visited the Supreme Court for Kavanaugh’s ceremonial swearing-in, and met with other justices privately beforehand. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was absent, however, recovering from fracturing three ribs.

See: Ginsburg hospitalized after fall that puts renewed focus on Trump’s ability to shape Supreme Court.

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