White House spokesman Josh Earnest said U.S. President Barack Obama phoned the French president to offer condolences as well as ''significant security cooperation.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) White House spokesman Josh Earnest said U.S. President Barack Obama relayed to French President Francois Hollande "his condolences to the people of France on behalf of the American people" and "offered significant security cooperation and any assistance that they need to conduct their investigation." It took less than 30 minutes, and possibly just 15, for a man to carry out an attack that killed at least 84 people, ten of them children, and injured 202 more in the French city of Nice. The man drove a 19-tonne truck at high speed into crowds as a fireworks show to mark France's Bastille Day national holiday came to an end on Thursday. He was shot dead after a run of some 2 km (1.5 miles) after he opened fire from his vehicle with a pistol, public prosecutor Francois Molins said.