President Barack Obama on Sunday night will address the American people from the Oval Office on what the U.S. government is doing to combat terrorism.
President Barack Obama delivers a statement to the news media after receiving a briefing from his national security team in the Oval Office at the White House December 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama talked about Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, that left 14 people dead and 17 others injured. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The Press Secretary's emailed statement:
On Sunday, December 6th at 8:00PM EST, President Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office about the steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: keeping the American people safe. The President will provide an update on the ongoing investigation into the tragic attack in San Bernardino. The President will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism, including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it. He will reiterate his firm conviction that ISIL will be destroyed and that the United States must draw upon our values – our unwavering commitment to justice, equality and freedom – to prevail over terrorist groups that use violence to advance a destructive ideology.
One reporter noted Obama has delivered two Oval Office addresses: On the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq and the 2010 BP oil spill.
Pres. Obama has delivered addresses from the Oval Office only 2 times: On the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq & the 2010 BP oil spill— Andrew Peng (@TheAPJournalist) December 5, 2015
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