In the aftermath of Wednesday’s horrible shooting, President Trump has called for all Americans to come together as a united country. The heinous attack took place at a practice for the annual congressional baseball game in Alexandria, VA, wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), a congressional staffer, a lobbyist, and two Capitol Police Officers.
President Trump delivered his somber yet inspiring statement in the White House’s Diplomatic Room.
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“We may have our differences, but we do well in times like these to remember 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 we are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good,” said Trump.
The President then continued by giving credit to the Capitol Police and first responders for their “heroic actions” against the gunman.
“Melania and I are grateful for their heroism and praying for the swift recovery of all victims,” said Trump.
Our Commander-In-Chief finished by confirming that two of the injured and incredibly brave officers had shot the gunman – James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill – who eventually succumbed to his injuries and died.
President Trump’s message is exactly what this country needs in the wake of any and all senseless violence. It is more important than ever for American citizens to stand unified as a country during such tumultuous times. Unfortunately, not everyone can recognize how important our President’s words are in this moment.