President Donald Trump released a statement Wednesday about a shooting at a congressional baseball practice outside of Washington, D.C., saying he was “deeply saddened by this tragedy.”
Trump tweeted that Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who was injured in the shooting, will “fully recover.”
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
Read the full statement:
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.