Obama meets with Orlando attack victims’ families

President Barack Obama greets Orange County, Fla. Mayor Teresa Jacobs, left, accompanied by Orlando, Fla. Mayor Buddy Dyer, right, on the tarmac upon his arrival at Orlando International Airport, Thursday, June 16, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. Obama is in Orlando today to pay respects to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting and meet with families of victims of the attack. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – President Barack Obama says the families of the 49 people who were killed in the Orlando nightclub shooting “could be our families” and “are part of the American family.”

Obama adds that his visit Thursday to the grieving Florida city reminds everyone of “what is good.”

Obama spoke after meeting privately with loved ones of those who were killed Sunday, including many young people in their 20s and 30s.

He says the families’ grief is “beyond description.”

Obama was joined by Vice President Joe Biden.

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