It will be the 11th time during his presidency that he has addressed a community following a mass shooting.
Joining him are his Vice President Joe Biden and his predecessor, former President George W. Bush. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama wants to try to comfort people across the country after the Dallas attack and deadly shootings of African-Americans by police officers that drew renewed protests in many cities.
“The president recognizes that it’s not just people in Dallas who are grieving, but people all across the country who are concerned about the violence that so many Americans have witnessed in the last week or so,” Earnest said. “And the truth is, this is violence that we’ve been witnessing not just in the last week, but far too often over the last several years.” READ MORE OF THIS REPORT