Steve Scalise's Kids Got a Special White House Tour From Pres. Trump
President Trump gave injured congressman Steve Scalise's children a tour of the White House Thursday.
The House majority whip was shot in the hip by a Bernie Sanders supporter last week at a congressional baseball practice. Doctors report he is in fair condition after days of being critical.
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) June 18, 2017
"They got the A tour," the president joked. "You know, sometimes, we give the B, the C, the D and the F tour. Just like, 'Here it is, let's get out of here.'"
The president honored Scalise and his family at the annual White House picnic Thursday, saying the outpouring of support for the congressman has been inspiring.
The shooting spree, which also wounded two Capitol police officers, a congressional aide, and a lobbyist brought Congress together for a moment in support of the victims.
The congressional baseball game went ahead as planned, and raised a whopping $1.5 million for charity.
President Trump said he wanted to attend the game “so badly you have no idea but I spent a little time at the hospital instead with Steve.”
Violent rhetoric that leads to physical violence must be toned down on both sides of the political debate, lawmakers agreed.