President Trump visited Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., in the hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot wound to the hip following a shooting at a Republican baseball practice early Wednesday evening.
Trump arrived at MedStar Washington Hospital around 8:40 p.m., according to a pool report. Melania Trump accompanied her husband. White House staff members carried flowers. They left around 9:10 pm.
Scalise remains in critical condition, MedStar Washington said in a statement.
White House press secretary told reporters that Trump spoke with Scalise’s family and met with the congressman. “He entered the room, spoke with Scalise’s family, and sat by his bedside with Mrs. Trump,” Spicer said.
Trump also tweeted about his visit, praising Scalise as “a real fighter.”
Just left hospital. Rep. Steve Scalise, one of the truly great people, is in very tough shape – but he is a real fighter. Pray for Steve!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017
The congressional baseball game is scheduled to be played at Nationals Park on Thursday night. Trump is not expected to go due to security and logistical concerns.
–The Washington Examiner