Trump mourns cadet's death in accident near West Point

Trump mourns cadet's death in accident near West Point
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE on Thursday expressed his condolences after one cadet died and 22 people were injured in a vehicle training accident at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

"So sorry to hear about the terrible accident involving our GREAT West Point Cadets. We mourn the loss of life and pray for the injured. God Bless them ALL!" Trump tweeted from Ireland.

News of the fatal accident broke shortly before Trump flew from D-Day ceremonies in France to Ireland, where he is spending the night at one of his properties to cap off a weeklong trip to Europe.


West Point said in a statement that one cadet died and 20 cadets and two soldiers were wounded in a light medium tactical vehicle accident off of Route 293 in New York.

The injured were transported to hospitals, and details of the accident are under investigation, West Point said.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) praised the cadets and soldiers for their service.

"These courageous cadets and soldiers represent the best of New York State and our country, and we owe them a debt of gratitude for their bravery in choosing to serve our country and protect our freedoms," Cuomo said in a statement. "This incident is made all the more heart wrenching as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day today, a day where we remember those who gave their lives for our country."