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On Wednesday night, the President made an unannounced visit to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where GOP Congressman Steve Scalise is being treated for a gunshot wound.


President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump both stopped by the hospital and reportedly brought two bouquets of flowers with them. It is unclear whether the President and First Lady were able to visit with Scalise himself or with just his family, as he remains in critical condition.

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Earlier in the day, a man opened fire on Congressional Republicans as they were practicing for the upcoming baseball game. Scalise was among those injured and was first believed to be in stable condition. However, following surgery, the hospital announced that he was in critical condition. The latest update from the Associated Press indicates that he will need additional operations.

However, following his visit, President Trump took to Twitter to give his own update on the congressman, writing, “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!”

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Carlin Becker About the author:
Carlin Becker is an Associate Content Editor at Rare. Follow her on Twitter @_carlbeck.
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