President Trump’s Statement on Shooting

As you all know, shortly after 7:00 a.m. this morning, a gunman opened fire on members of Congress and their staffs as they were practicing for tomorrow’s annual charity baseball game.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the crime, and the assailant has now died from his injuries. The FBI is leading the investigation and will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

Congressman Steve Scalise, a member of House leadership, was shot and badly wounded, and is now in stable condition at the hospital, along with two very courageous Capitol Police officers. At least two others were also wounded.

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 during a very, very brutal assault.

Melania and I are grateful for their heroism and praying for the swift recovery of all victims.

Congressman Scalise is a friend, and a very good friend. He’s a patriot and he’s a fighter. He will recover from this assault. And, Steve, I want you to know that you have the prayers not only of the entire city behind you, but of an entire nation and, frankly, the entire world. America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this terrible shooting.

I spoke with Steve’s wife, Jennifer, and I pledged to her our full and absolute support — anything she needs. We are with her and with the entire Scalise family.

I have also spoken with Chief Matthew Verderosa — he’s doing a fantastic job — of the Capitol Police to express our sympathies for his wounded officers and to express my admiration for their courage. Our brave Capitol Police perform a challenging job with incredible skill, and their sacrifice makes democracy possible.

We also commend the brave first responders from Alexandria Police, Fire and Rescue who rushed to the scene. Everyone on that field is a public servant — our courageous police, our congressional aides who work so tirelessly behind the scenes with enormous devotion, and our dedicated members of Congress who represent our people.

We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation’s capital is here because, above all, they love our country.

We can all agree that we are blessed to be Americans, that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace, and that we are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good.

Please take a moment today to cherish those you love, and always remember those who serve and keep us safe. God bless them all, God bless you, and God Bless America. Thank you.

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7 responses to “President Trump’s Statement on Shooting

  1. Pistol Pete

    Hillary Clinton Compares Herself To Wonder Woman

    Hillary Clinton has mastered the art of capitalizing on other people’s achievements and popular social trends in an attempt to keep herself relevant.

    On Tuesday, she was glomming on to Wonder Woman.
    http://www.theamericanmirror.com/hillary-clinton-likens-wonder-woman/

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  2. Pistol Pete

    Report: Mueller Investigating Trump for Possible Obstruction

    IN ORDER TO CHARGE FOR OBSTRUCTION THERE HAS TO BE A CRIME….NONE HAS EVER BEEN FOUND!!!!
    COMEY AND HIS FREIND,MEULLER ARE DETERMINED TO BRING TRUMP DOWN ANY WAY THEY CAN
    “The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable, and illegal,” said a spokesman for Trump’s personal attorney Marc Kasowitz.
    According to one source, Mueller sees the obstruction claims as more than just “he said, he said” between Trump and Comey.

    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/report-mueller-investigating-trump-possible-obstruction/

    Donald Trump Challenges Obstruction of Justice Investigation

    Citing anonymous sources close to the investigation, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was interviewing senior intelligence officials to see if Trump tried to influence or block the Russian investigation into Mike Flynn.

    “You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people!” Trump told his supporters on Twitter.

    Trump allies are questioning the investigation, pointing to sensitive details leaking into the press and Mueller bringing on high-powered lawyers who have donated to Democratic candidates.

    “Mueller is now clearly the tip of the deep state spear aimed at destroying or at a minimum undermining and crippling the Trump presidency,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wrote on Twitter.
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/15/donald-trump-knocks-obstruction-of-justice-investigation/

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  3. Pistol Pete

    Mark Steyn: ‘The Left Wants To Denormalize And Dehumanize Its Political Opposition’

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  4. Pistol Pete

    Rep Nancy #Pelosi ” I Pray for Donald Trump that his Presidency be Successful”
    HEY,NASTY…YOU PHONY WHORE….GO BACK TO SAN FRAN FREAKO AND TRY TO SELL THAT

    THAT DIDN’T LAST LONG:
    Pelosi Attacks Republicans: ‘How Dare They’ Blame Yesterday’s Shooting on Left-Wing Rhetoric

    That lasted exactly one day…

    Yesterday- Prayers for the President, calls for unity and reaching across the aisle.

    Today: How dare those Republicans try to say this shooter was motivated by politics.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      David Frum’s attack on Virginia’s gun control laws was tweeted less than two hours after the shooting started.

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      • Ting

        I’m not too familiar with the VA gun laws, but I don’t think he was correct in that tweet, either. At least that is what I am told by someone who knows more than I do.

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