President Trump gave his reaction Wednesday about the shooting attack on GOP lawmakers in Virginia.
“The Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected.”
“He’s a patriot, and he’s a fighter.”
“Everyone on that field is a public servant. Everyone on that field is a public servant.”
And he tweeted.
Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2017
Trump said he had called and expressed his thanks to the Capitol Police and other first responders who reacted to the shooting.
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