President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to their vehicle after visiting MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, where House Majority Leader Steve Scalise of La. was taken after being shot in Alexandria, Va., during a Congressional baseball practice. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Trump, first lady make surprise visit to hospital where Scalise being treated

>> PHOTOS: Congressional baseball practice shooting

The president and first lady stopped by the hospital and brought two bouquets of flowers with them, according to the New York Post

>> Shooting at GOP event: Rep. Steve Scalise, aide shot in Virginia

"He entered the room, spoke with Scalise's family and sat by his bedside with Mrs. Trump," said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

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Earlier in the day, a man opened fire on Congressional Republicans as they were practicing for the upcoming baseball game. Scalise was among those injured and was first believed to be in stable condition. However, following surgery, the hospital announced that he was in critical condition. An update from The Associated Press indicates that he will need additional operations.

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Following his visit, Trump took to Twitter to give his own update on the congressman, writing, “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!”

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