‘Emotional’ Trump visits shot politician’s bedside
The Belfast Telegraph ^ | June 15, 2017 | The Associated Press Posted on 6/15/2017, 12:14:46 AM
US president Donald Trump has visited critically-ill party whip Steve Scalise, who was shot by a rifle-wielding attacker as he practised for a charity baseball game.Mr Trump spoke to the House of Representatives majority whip’s family during a visit to MedStar Washington Hospital Centre on Wednesday evening.
The president and his wife Melania spent about half an hour at the hospital, where White House press secretary Sean Spicer described the scene in the intensive care unit as “emotional”.Mr Spicer said the president was also briefed by Mr Scalise’s medical team, met Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle during the attack in Alexandria, Virginia, and thanked police who gathered at the hospital..
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