U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, offered his thoughts and prayers to the victims of Wednesday's shooting in Virginia saying, ''I have a feeling that Steve has made a great sacrifice. There could be some unity being brought to our country. Let's hope so.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Donald Trump offered his thoughts and prayers to the victims of Wednesday's shooting in Virginia, one day after a man who had expressed anger toward President Donald Trump opened fire on Republican legislators, leaving a senior congressman in critical condition. "I have a feeling that Steve has made a great sacrifice. There could be some unity being brought to our country. Let's hope so," said U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday (June 15). Trump's comments were made before remarks on "Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow" initiatives and signing an executive order. Scalise, 51, and three others were wounded when a man identified as James Hodgkinson, 66, from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois opened fire on Republican lawmakers in Alexandria, Virginia practicing for the charity game. The others wounded were a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist. The charity game, pitting Republican lawmakers against their Democratic colleagues, was set to proceed as scheduled at 7:05 p.m. (2300 GMT) at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team, with thousands of spectators expected in the stands. Representatives for MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Scalise offered no updates on his condition on Thursday morning.