President Trump and First Lady Melania Visit Congressman Scalise in Hospital

Per reports, Rep. Steve Scalise will have a second surgery following the shooting. President Trump and First Lady Melania visited Congressman Scalise in the hospital.

The visit by Donald and Melania happened Wednesday evening. Melania brought flowers to the visit for Congressman Scalise.

Here is a photo of President Trump and First Lady Melania leaving the hospital.

President Trump and First Lady Melania

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President Trump and First Lady Melania

Per ABC News:

Trump planned to make the stop past 8 p.m. ET to Medstar Washington Medical Center, where Rep. Steve Scalise, the number three House Republican, underwent surgery earlier Wednesday for wounds sustained in the shooting, which took place outside Washington.

The hospital said after the surgery that Scalise remained in critical condition. A US Capitol Police officer who was also hurt in the gun attack was also receiving treatment at the facility, situated about three miles northeast of the White House.

Ahead of his visit, a White House official said Trump may only be able to visit Scalise’s family, which has gathered at the facility, since the lawmaker himself remains critically ill.

It was first reported by Mark Knoller of CBS that Melania brought flowers to the Congressman.

We will provide more details for the shooting in Alexandria as they emerge. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of those involved.

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