First Lady Melania Trump can be seen in the photo above visiting the MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, June 14. As reported by the Associated Press, President Donald Trump also made a surprise visit with Melania to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. In an unexpected turn of events, President Trump’s 71st birthday turned into a morning when shots rang out at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, only a 20-minute drive from the White House, as reported by the Inquisitr.
After the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and others who were on the field on Wednesday morning during the Republican congressional baseball practice, Scalise was taken to MedStar Washington. MedStar updated the public, stating that Scalise was in critical condition, without giving more details about Scalise.
James T. Hodgkinson has been named as the shooter in Virginia, as reported by the Inquisitr.
House Majority Leader Scalise not only received a visit from President Trump and Melania, as reported by WTVR, but aides also brought flowers. It isn’t clear if Melania and President Trump were actually able to speak with Scalise. President Trump and Melania, who arrived at MedStar around 8:45 p.m. ET, left the medical center shortly after their visit and are now back at the White House, reports CNN.
Update: President Trump and Melania were not able to see Scalise.
As seen in another Associated Press photo, President Trump and Melania spoke with Dr. Ira Y. Rabin during their visit to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The featured photo above shows President Trump and Melania as they walked to their motorcade in the wake of visiting MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
Another photo shows aides carrying two bouquets of white flowers to the hospital. Additional photos of Melania and President Trump from the Associated Press gallery show the couple arriving in an armored SUV.
Meanwhile, Twitter has taken a lighter turn, perhaps in an effort to deal with such a tragic shooting, by posting their thoughts under the #MelaniaUpdatesTheWH hashtag, which trended on Twitter. Those tweets are interspersed with other news about President Trump, such as the following tweet from the Washington Post, which states that a special counsel is investigating President Trump.
Breaking: Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say https://t.co/BTkq28nnWO
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 14, 2017
[Featured Image by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Images]