Donald Trump, Josh Duhamel, Simon Cowell and numerous other celebrities have taken to social media to share their grief after a truck attack during a Bastille Day celebration in Nice, France, left more than 80 people dead on Thursday, July 14.
An eyewitness reported to the Associated Press that he saw the vehicle drive into a crowd of pedestrians before the driver emerged from the truck with a gun and began shooting in multiple directions. Nice mayor Christian Estrosi told BMF TV that police said they killed the driver.
Estrosi tweeted in French that residents should stay home, and called this the "worst tragedy in the history of Nice."
An eyewitness told the Telegraph that there was "absolute chaos," with police "flooding the streets, including antiterrorism officers."
President Barack Obama addressed the incident in a statement that the White House posted to Twitter, condemning "what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack." He wrote that his office has "offered any assistance that they may need to investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice." The president also added, "We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack."
Donald Trump tweeted that he will be postponing a press conference planned for tomorrow, in which he was to announce his running mate for his presidential campaign.
"My prayers and condolences to the victims and families of the terrible tragedy in Nice, France," the real estate mogul tweeted. "We are with you in every way!"
Celebrities such as Josh Gad, Mandy Moore and Paris Hilton shared their thoughts on Twitter, as did Supernatural's Jensen Ackles, who changed his profile pic to an image of the French flag. Read the tweets below.
Another horrific attack, this time in Nice, France. Many dead and injured. When will we learn? It is only getting worse.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2016
In light of the horrible attack in Nice, France, I have postponed tomorrow's news conference concerning my Vice Presidential announcement.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2016
So very sad to hear about the news in Nice. Sending all my love and prayers.. #PrayForNice 💛— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) July 15, 2016
My prayers and condolences to the victims and families of the terrible tragedy in Nice, France. We are with you in every way!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2016
Just heard the terrible news from Nice. I am shocked. My thoughts and prayers to all affected.— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) July 14, 2016
Heartbroken to hear the news about Nice, France... Hatred has to stop. Promoting any kind of hatred, anywhere, has to stop. 💔🇫🇷— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) July 14, 2016
Heartsick over Nice. Horrified.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 14, 2016
Devastated to hear of catastrophic attack in Nice.— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) July 14, 2016
Maybe 80 dead.#BastilleDay.
Lived there for years.Dear God what is happening?
My heart goes out to France. #PrayForNice— Josh Duhamel (@joshduhamel) July 14, 2016
So saddened right now. #PrayForNice my family was suppose to be there today. Thank God they're safe. Nice I am praying for you— Christina Milian (@ChristinaMilian) July 14, 2016
I fell in love with life and the French people in Nice, France. My heart is with those who are suffering from the tragedy today.— Tyson Ritter (@tysonritter) July 15, 2016
Omg..France, so sorry for your pain loss and suffering.. Unite WORLD now while you can to rid this planet of this evil crew— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) July 15, 2016
Just coming up for air from my shoot. I'm so so sad to hear the devastating tragedy in France… https://t.co/dtljWQw0Pq— Brooke Burke-Charvet (@brookeburke) July 15, 2016
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