Stephen Flynn, a vet­eran home­land secu­rity expert and polit­ical sci­en­tist at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston, gave the pres­i­dent “high marks” for his state­ments, which on Tuesday included this:

Boston is a tough and resilient town. So are its people. I’m supremely con­fi­dent that Bosto­nians will pull together, take care of each other, and move for­ward as one proud city. And as they do, the Amer­ican people will be with them every single step of the way.”

Said Flynn: “In the absence of knowing much about who’s behind this — which every­body wants to know — high­lighting the extent to which how well bystanders and pro­fes­sional local people responded, and how Boston is a tough and resilient city, these are impor­tant mes­sages for Amer­i­cans to hear.”

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