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Trump Visits Scalise in the Hospital

President Trump Wednesday evening visited House Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who is in a hospital undergoing treatment for severe injuries from a gunshot sustained Wednesday morning as Republicans practiced for their annual softball game against Democrats.

The latest report is that Scalise is in critical condition and will require more surgery. Trump was accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, who brought flowers.

Prior to heading to the hospital, the First Family celebrated the president’s 71st birthday with a dinner at the White House. Included were sons Eric, Donald Jr., daughter Ivanka, her husband Jared Kushner, and Trump’s grandchildren.

11 thoughts on “Trump Visits Scalise in the Hospital”

  1. One thing that’s been eating at me all day is where this took place: a youth baseball field.

    I’m just going to leave this here, and come back to this tomorrow, because I can’t even read the transcript without crying.

    “Ray, people will come, Ray. They’ll come to Iowa for reasons they can’t even fathom. They’ll turn up your driveway, not knowing for sure why they’re doing it. They’ll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. “Of course, we won’t mind if you have a look around,” you’ll say. “It’s only twenty dollars per person.” They’ll pass over the money without even thinking about it; for it is money they have and peace they lack.

    “And they’ll walk out to the bleachers, and sit in shirt-sleeves on a perfect afternoon. They’ll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they’ll watch the game, and it’ll be as if they’d dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick, they’ll have to brush them away from their faces.

    “People will come, Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again.

    “Ohhhhhhhh, people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come.”

      1. It’s Thomas Mann’s (James Earl Jones) speech from “Field of Dreams” (Phil Alden Robinson, 1989).

        If you haven’t seen it, look for it, and do NOT get a dubbed version: you just cannot dub James Earl Jones.

        There’s a lot about the picture that’s goosebump material. To wit: Burt Lancaster, in one of his final roles, played Moonlight Graham, a real-life player who only played one game in the majors. Graham died in 1965, having practiced medicine in Chisholm, Minnesota, for fifty years. It’s not a stretch to think that Graham might have seen a film or two starring Burt Lancaster, not knowing that this acting legend would one day portray him in a major motion picture.

        And yes, it’s three in the morning here, and no, I can’t sleep.

        There’s just something…sinister…about this happening on a baseball field, and at a YMCA to boot.

        Baseball is America’s game, so it feels like this is a slap at not just the victims themselves, but at America as a whole.

        And what child will want to play ball on a field where someone was shot?

        What happened was bad enough. But where it happened–a YMCA baseball field–makes it that much more horrifying, for reasons I do not yet fully understand, and am unable to fully express.

        1. I think you do express it very well, Darkangel
          Someone broke something precious. Can we mend it again ? Or is it past repair ?

  2. And I also want to say, Happy Birthday Mr President.
    I read that Washington Post, with scorn and scoffing, announces that a process of obstruction of justice against Trump is on the way. And I can tell you that whatever reports in WP or NYT is presented as truth and facts in our MSM over here. So, we get a distorted picture of what´s going on over there.( I guess that´s the evil plan ). But those of us who are not totally MSM-brainwashed, see it as just another attack, just another try , another coup. They, the Deep State, the dark forces, will never give up. I hope that Trump has the strength to endure it, that he never gives up either. Do it for us as well, Donald ! And I hope you had a really tasty birthday cake. Maybe with whipped cream, vanilla custard and lots and lots of strawberries ? I am sure that Melania, being European, also likes that. It tastes like summer.

    1. We have the same experience in our little hometown newspaper–true for most hometown newspapers, no doubt. These small newspapers just subscribe to these news services and then print the stories published by the WP, NYT , LA Times and other propaganda outlets of the Progressive Democrats. They are the parrots in the zoo of news we all suffer through.

      This very morning, our local newspaper had the Washington Post’s “TRUMP UNDER INVESTIGATION” story on the front page. Pity the person who doesn’t understand the political venom the Washington Post has toward Trump or Republicans, and hasn’t yet figured out that these newspapers are pushing a particular point of view. That person would walk away thinking Trump surely MUST have created an enormous, outlandish crime because he is, according to the story, being INVESTIGATED by Federal officials. If it wasn’t true, the WP and the local newspaper wouldn’t publish such a story, would they? ;+}

      It’s a game the lefties have played for a very long time, as we know, and they often get away with their brand of propaganda. So they keep doing it. The lefty nuts have infiltrated the schools at every level, the media, the political think tanks, the charity Foundations. They followed Alinsky as he taught them to do many years ago when he advised them to get a haircut, wear a tie and a nice suit and destroy the enemy (that’s us) by infiltrating their (our) institutions).

      Obama was so successful at using Alinsky’s tactics that Alinsky’s own son, David Alinsky, gave Obama the highest praise for employing Alinsky tactics in his political agenda as a socialist revolutionary.

      “Saul Alinsky’s Son Praises Obama”

  3. Prayers for Cong Scalise.

    Happy Birthday Mr. President.

    I am glad the President made it there safely.

    Let’s hope the Secret Service is does its job better than DOJ.

      1. I was about to suggest, in fairness, that perhaps they were waiting for Speaker Ryan and the Majority Leader to visit, be that out of decorum, or perhaps protocol.

        Which begs the question: Has Paul Ryan visited?

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