NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Politicians and celebrities are among those reacting to the deadly attack in France that killed 84 people when a truck plowed through a crowd watching fireworks during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice.
President Barack Obama issued a statement condemning the “horrific” attack, saying, “We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack.”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo also issued a statement on Twitter, calling the attack a “horrific rampage.”
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tweeted, “These attacks are coming too frequently & too many people are lost.”
Donald Trump tweeted, “Another horrific attack, this time in Nice, France. Many dead and injured. When will we learn? It is only getting worse.”
Hillary Clinton issued a statement on Twitter saying, “Every American stands in strong solidarity with the people of France.”
Celebrities also took to social media to react to the attacks.
“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted, “Heartsick over Nice. Horrified.”
Singer Cyndi Lauper echoed those sentiments on Twitter, saying, “So sad for the people of Nice, France.”
Mandy Moore tweeted, “Our hearts are with you #Nice. #prayfornice.”
Simon Cowell said he was “shocked” adding, “My thoughts and prayers to all affected.”
And singer Rihanna, who was actually in the French Riviera city, posted on Instagram, “Due to the tragic events in Nice, my concert scheduled for July 15 at Allianz Stadium will not be going ahead as planned. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.”