Trump, Ryan Emphasize Importance Of Unity After Shooting Of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise

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By Rachel del Guidice ~

President Donald Trump called for unity after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was shot and wounded Wednesday morning when a man opened fire at Republican lawmakers and staff during a practice for a congressional baseball game.

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., who holds the No. 3 position in Republican leadership. (Photo: Sipa USA/Newscom)

“Congressman Scalise is a friend, and a very good friend. He’s a patriot and he’s a fighter,” Trump said, adding:

He will recover from this assault. 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.

Later, House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader…

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