Politics Trump won't attend congressional baseball game: reports

01:05  15 june  2017
01:05  15 june  2017 Source:   The Hill

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  Congressional Baseball Game still on despite shooting House lawmakers say the Congressional Baseball Game will still happen on Thursday despite Wednesday morning's shooting.House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) reportedly drew tremendous applause from members when he announced the game would go on.

President Trump does not plan to attend Thursday night’s congressional baseball game due to security challenges, according to media reports .

President Donald Trump will not be attending tomorrow's congressional baseball game , the Washington Examiner reported Wednesday, citing a White House official.

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President Trump does not plan to attend Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game due to security challenges, according to media reports.

Officials told Bloomberg and ABC News that the security measures necessary for Trump to make a last-minute appearance would be too burdensome.

There had been speculation Trump might make an appearance at the annual game in a show of support after Wednesday's shooting at a practice for the Republican team.

A gunman wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and four others before he was shot by Capitol Police officers.

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President Trump will not attend the annual congressional baseball game on Thursday after a gunman opened fire at a field where Republicans were practicing on Wednesday morning, a White House official told the Washington Examiner.

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During a statement delivered at the White House, Trump called on the nation to come together in the aftermath of the "terrible" attack.

"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," Trump said.

"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," he added.

The Congressional Baseball Game pits Republicans against Democrats each summer at Nationals Park in Washington. Proceeds from ticket sales go to charity.

Trump visits hospital treating wounded lawmaker .
<p>President Donald Trump is making a surprise visit to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where Rep. Steve Scalise is being treated for his injuries following Wednesday's shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice.</p>The president and first lady Melania Trump brought two bouquets of white flowers to the hospital.

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