Americans were left stunned yesterday when a left-wing gunman attempted to assassinate Republican members of Congress in Alexandria, VA.
The gunman, James “Tom” Hodgkinson, opened fire and wounded 5 people, including Congressman Steve Scalise. The crazed gunman would have claimed more victims had it not been for the Capital Police who bravely returned fire and helped take the shooter down.
Shortly after receiving the news of the shooting, President Trump cancelled plans to celebrate his birthday and left to visit Rep Scalise in the hospital.
But what the President did after the hospital visit surprised everyone, especially the Secret Service!
“Despite being rushed to exit for security reasons, President Trump REFUSED to leave without stopping to shake the hands of EVERY SINGLE Capital Policeman and woman at the hospital.”
It’s being reported that he wanted to personally thank all of them for their service, no matter how long it took.
While at the hospital, Trump also met with Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle as she defended the GOP representatives and senators during the attack.
Trump later tweeted about his visit, praising Scalise as a real fighter and asking for prayers.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017
Most presidents would have waited a few days or just made a couple phone calls, but not Trump. He dropped everything and even put his safety in jeopardy to be there for the people he cares about.
If that doesn’t prove how genuine this president is, I don’t know what will.
Source: Liberty Writers