Trump responds to Notre Dame Cathedral fire: ‘Must act quickly’

By Ann W. Schmidt | Fox News |

President Trump responded to the massive fire that broke out at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday.

Trump tweeted his reaction to the blaze after video and images of huge flames and swirling smoke hovering over the historic cathedral emerged on social media. The president suggested sending flying water tankers to drown out the flames.

“So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!” wrote Trump in a tweet that has since been shared by over 25,000 people.

The president’s suggestion drew some criticism as some argued that deploying water tankers could damage the centuries-old structure even further.

France’s civil security agency said in a tweet that Parisian firefighters were doing “everything they can” to bring the fire under control, though the agency emphasized officials wouldn’t use water tankers to assist in their efforts in this particular incident.

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