President Trump attended Easter Sunday church service together with First Lady Melania and daughter Tiffany at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, in Palm Beach, Florida.
The president and first lady were married in that same church in 2005, which is close to his Florida estate.
“Happy Easter everybody, have a great day,” said Trump after their arrival at the church. “A lot of great things are happening for our country.”
Happy Easter! I have never been happier or more content because your Country is doing so well, with an Economy that is the talk of the World and may be stronger than it has ever been before. Have a great day!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2019
“I have never been happier or more content because your Country is doing so well, with an Economy that is the talk of the World and may be stronger than it has ever been before. Have a great day!”
President Trump’s tweet on the state of the economy reflect an approval rate by 56 percent of Americans who approve of his handling of the economy. Not far behind was Trump’s handling of unemployment, where he gained an approval rating of 54 percent.
The president also tweeted his condolences to the people of Sri Lanka regarding the terrorist attack that occurred on April 21.
“The United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka,” the president tweeted. “We stand ready to help!”
At least 207 people were killed and another 450 more were injured in a series of coordinated suicide bombing attacks on Christian churches as they attended Easter Sunday services. Attacks on several luxury hotels that tourists were known to frequent also occurred at the same time.
The explosions were detonated at approximately 8:45 a.m. local time while many were attending Easter Sunday church services. One church bombing at St. Sebastian’s in Katuwapitiya, north of Colombo, claimed 50 lives, one police official told Reuters.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed later in the day that “several U.S. citizens were among those killed.”
According to Sri Lanka’s prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the nation’s intelligence services had received warnings about possible suicide bombings at “prominent churches” 10 days prior to the bombings.
The White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement, “The United States condemns in the strongest terms the outrageous terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka that have claimed so many precious lives on this Easter Sunday. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families of the more than 200 killed and hundreds of others wounded.”
“We stand with the Sri Lankan government and people as they bring to justice the perpetrators of these despicable and senseless acts,” the statement concluded.
On a lighter note, an Easter Egg Roll is set to take place on April 22 on the South Lawn of the White House, according to the White House. The event will see families with children aged 13 years and younger join the president, first lady, White House staff, and their families for a day of festivities.
Wishing everyone a blessed #Easter!
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) April 21, 2019
The president had Easter Sunday brunch with the family at his Mar-a-Lago estate—which has he dubbed the “winter White House”—before he returned to Washington in the afternoon.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 21, 2019
With additional reporting by Epoch Times staff.