President Trump spoke to the press earlier today about the shooting in Virginia during which a gunman opened fire on Congressional Republicans.
FOX News reported:
Trump condemns ‘brutal assault,’ thanks officers for ‘heroism’ in taking down shooter
President Trump on Wednesday condemned the “brutal assault” on members of Congress and their aides at a baseball practice outside Washington, offering prayers for the victims’ “swift recovery” and praising the officers who intervened for their “heroism.”
“Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds,” Trump said.
During a brief statement at the White House, the president confirmed that the shooter has died from his injuries. He said House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., who was shot in the hip, is in stable condition, though the lawmaker’s office later said he remains in critical condition. Two officers and a current and former aide were also injured.
Trump called Scalise a “friend” and “fighter” who “will recover from this assault.”
“America is praying for you, and America is praying for all of the victims of this terrible shooting,” Trump said, adding he has spoken with the congressman’s wife. Scalise has since come out of surgery.
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