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Nice attacked: Celebrities, politicians react to fatal crash in France

Politicians and celebrities took to Twitter to express their shock and grief after dozens of people were killed in the French town of Nice on Bastille Day.

Spectators were watching fireworks on July 14, 2016, when a truck plowed into the crowd. The driver was shot dead by police, officials said.

See what Donald Trump, Bill de Blasio and others had to say about the attack.

President Barack Obama

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"On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians," Obama said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded. I have directed my team to be in touch with French officials, and we have offered any assistance that they may need to investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice. We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack. On this Bastille Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary resilience and democratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world, and we know that the character of the French Republic will endure long after this devastating and tragic loss of life."

Hillary Clinton

Clinton called into Fox News Channel's
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Clinton called into Fox News Channel's "The O'Rielly Factor" Thursday to discuss the attacks, saying that "our alliance with France is so strong, and it's terrible that France has faced too much tragedy and violence. And we need to stand strongly with them, because events like this remind us how vital it is in every way not to abandon them. We need to strengthen our alliances, and I include NATO in that."

Donald Trump

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"Another horrific attack, this time in Nice, France. Many dead and injured. When will we learn? It is only getting worse," Trump tweeted.

John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Russian
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Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the need to tackle terrorism internationally after the attack in Nice, France. "I think people all over the world are looking to us and waiting for us to find a faster and more tangible way for them feeling that everything that is possible has been done to end this terrorist scourge and to unite the world in the most comprehensive efforts possible to fight back against their nihilistic and depraved approach to life and death," he said.

Gov. Chris Christie

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"Awful attacks in Nice. These attacks are coming too frequently & too many people are lost. We need strong American leadership to save lives," Christie tweeted.

Mayor Bill de Blasio

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"Sickened by news of another senseless attack. On this #BastilleDay we are all patriots of France. Nice, we are with you," de Blasio said.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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"Horrified by the rampage in Nice. NY stands with France in the face of yet another senseless act of terror," Cuomo tweeted.

Mike Huckabee

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"Please join me in praying for the people of Nice, France. Thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families," Huckabee tweeted.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

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"Heartsick over Nice. Horrified," the Hamilton creator and actor posted on Twitter.


Rihanna canceled her concert scheduled for Friday, July
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Rihanna canceled her concert scheduled for Friday, July 15, 2016, after the attack in Nice. "Due to the tragic events in #Nice, my concert scheduled for tomorrow July 15 at Allianz Stadium will not be going ahead as planned. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families," she wrote on Instagram.

Mandy Moore

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"Our hearts are with you #Nice. #prayfornice 🇫🇷" Moore tweeted.

Amy Schumer

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"Enough #PrayForNice," Schumer tweeted.

Sophia Bush

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"Heartbroken to hear the news about Nice, France... Hatred has to stop. Promoting any kind of hatred, anywhere, has to stop. 💔🇫🇷," Bush tweeted.

Justin Long

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"The victims were celebrating "liberty, equality and fraternity"--France's motto + virtues that will thrive long after today #PrayForNice," the actor tweeted.

Ariel Winter

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"Pray for Nice. Pray for France. Pray for our world ❤️ my heart is broken," the actress tweeted.

Abigail Breslin

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"So when will enough be enough? So devastating and terrifying. The world shouldn't be this way. #PrayForNice," the actress tweeted.

Regina Spektor

Devastating news from France... Pain, suffering, fear, loss...
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Devastating news from France... Pain, suffering, fear, loss... All my love to my friends in France. Stay strong 💔❤️ #Nice

Lily Allen

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"So sad to learn of the situation in Nice right now. I wish senseless killings would stop happening, the world over," Allen said.

Chelsea Clinton

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"Praying for all impacted by the horrible attack in Nice," Clinton tweeted along with a link to a story on ways to help.

Kris Jenner

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"Our prayers are with you. We must continue to spread love in the face of hate. #PrayForNice," Jenner tweeted.

Josh Gad

The actor and comedian posted on Twitter:
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The actor and comedian posted on Twitter: "To our brothers and sisters in Nice, we stand with you, we pray for you, we mourn for you. #PrayForNice"


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