President Trump and his First Lady, Melania Trump made an surprise visit to a Medstar hospital in D.C. On Wednesday night to visit Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip who was shot and is critically wounded After being shot at a GOP baseball practice.
Trump entered the hospital shortly before 9 p.m. bringing his own White House physician, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, along with bouquets of white flowers.
The Trumps talked with the hospital’s medical director, Dr. Ira Rabin about the condition of the wounded. Trump sat by Scalise’s bedside and also visited injured Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner, who shot back at the lone gunman.
After an hours visit, Trump tweeted, “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!”
Scalise underwent surgery after a lone gunman shot him at a morning practice of the GOP congressional baseball team in Alexandria, Va.
Dr. Ira Rabin explained that Scalise was shot in the left hip, which fractured his bones and caused severe bleeding. Scalice is receiving several more blood transfusions and is expected to need many more surgeries.
Dr. Rabin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine.