A visibly emotional President Obama offered his condolences to the victims and families of an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. at the White House on Friday.
"We’ve endured too many of these tragedies these past few years," Obama said, appearing to wipe away tears from his eyes.
"We're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics," he added.
Twenty children were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to state police. Six adults and the shooter also died.