Obama on San Bernardino Shooting: ‘Their Loss Is Our Loss Too’
Barack Obama lights National Christmas Tree under sombre circumstances (The Telegraph)
US President Barack Obama jumpstarted the holiday season Thursday, lighting the National Christmas Tree but also appealing to Americans to "come together as brothers and sisters" one day after 14 people were shot to death in Southern California.
"This is of course the most wonderful time of the year, but we would be remiss not to take a moment to remember our fellow Americans whose hearts are heavy tonight, who grieve for loved ones, especially in San Bernardino, California," Obama said.
"Their loss is our loss, too. We're all one American family," he added.