President-elect Donald Trump visited privately with the victims of the Ohio State University attack as well as the first responders and the police officers who helped save their lives.
Trump’s visit was private, but he spoke briefly to the press pool, calling it a “great honor.”
“These were really brave people, amazing people. The police and first responders were incredible, the job — in particular by one young gentlemen — was incredible. I got to meet him and he was very brave,” he said.
Trump was likely referring to Officer Alan Horujko of the Ohio State University police, who shot and killed the attacker just one minute after he ran his car into a crowd of students and began slashing them with a knife. Eleven students were wounded, but none of the victims were killed.
Trump praised the families for fighting through the attack and he noted that he had “respect” for their courage.
The president-elect is traveling to Des Moines, Iowa for the third of his “Thank-you” tours to visit voters in swing states who supported him for president.