Speaking to reporters by conference call on Monday afternoon about her upcoming trip to the United Kingdom for the 2012 London Summer Olympics, First Lady Michelle Obama discussed the shooting tragedy in Aurora, Colorado before detailing her excitement about promoting her Let's Move! campaign on the global stage. President Obama visited the town late on Sunday afternoon to meet with families and local officials.
"I just want to say how heartbroken that Barack and I are about the tragic shootings that took place in Aurora, Colorado on Friday," Mrs. Obama said.
"I would be remiss to mention the incident...Barack and I have seen people across this country come together as one American family to mourn the victims of this devastating event, and to support their friends and families and loved ones. I know that we'll continue the support in the months ahead. Even as we enter the Olympics, this wonderful occasion, I know that we are holding the people of Aurora in our hearts and in our prayers."
Mrs. Obama visits Ohio on Tuesday for campaign events, and she departs for London on Thursday evening.
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