Speaking from the White House Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump made a statement in response to the attempted assassination of GOP lawmakers during baseball practice in Alexandria early this morning.
"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 we are blessed to be Americans," Trump said. "We are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good."
"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," he continued. "Please take a moment today to cherish those you love, and always remember those who serve and keep us safe. God bless them all, God bless you, and God Bless America."
The President praised two Capitol Police officers who were at the park where multiple members of Congress and staff were practicing for tomorrow's annual Congressional Baseball Game. They were both shot and wounded, yet continued to take on the assailant.
"Congressman Scalise is a friend, and a very good friend. He's a patriot and he's a fighter. He will recover from this assault," he said. "And, Steve, I want you to know that you have the prayers not only of the entire city behind you, but of an entire nation and, frankly, the entire world. America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this terrible shooting."
"Our brave Capitol Police perform a challenging job with incredible skill, and their sacrifice makes democracy possible," he continued.
Watch his remarks below:
"Many lives would've been lost if not for the heroic actions of the 2 Capitol police officers."
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