4/16, 6:28 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Notre Dame bells will sound again - White House

The United States and its President Donald Trump stand in solidarity with the French people over the partial destruction of the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in a massive fire that occurred yesterday, the White House Press Secretary stated on Tuesday. The WH described the 12th-century Gothic cathedral as not just a symbol of French ideals of freedom of religion and democracy, but also as an "irreplaceable symbol of Western civilization." The US also offered assistance in rebuilding the cathedral and vowed to make its iconic bells "sound again."

"This morning, President Donald J. Trump, on behalf of the American people, offered his condolences to President Emmanuel Macron of France for the devastation caused by the fire at the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. The United States stands with French citizens, the city of Paris, and the millions of visitors from around the world who have sought solace in that iconic structure," the press secretary stated. France is the oldest ally of the United States, and we remember with grateful hearts the tolling of Notre Dame’s bells on September 12, 2001, in solemn recognition of the tragic September 11th attacks on American soil."

Breaking the News / FH