'We Will Not Be Intimidated' - Donald Trump Addresses Congressional Baseball Game

Rifle-wielding gunman wounds lawmaker then killed by police

Thus far in the history of the annual Congressional bipartisan baseball game for charity that pits Republicans vs. Democrats, the Republicans have won 39 games and the Democrats have won 39, making this years game a tiebreaker.

The Associated Press reported Thursday night that Scalise's doctors had said the majority whip "remains in critical condition but has shown improvement".

"By playing tonight we are showing the world that we will not be intimidated by threats, acts of violence or assaults on our democracy", said US President Donald Trump, appearing on the park's giant screen but not attending. Doyle the. gave the winning trophy to the Republicans to put in Scalise's office. The bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding.

"As you all know tonight's game has taken on a much deeper level of meaning, beyond anything that we would have thought", Trump said in the video.

The Capitol Police Memorial Fund was added to the list of charities that will receive money raised by the game in honor of two members of Scalise's security detail who were at the Wednesday practice session and returned fire.

Earlier Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan paid a visit to his injured colleague, who faces the prospect of a lengthy hospitalization after getting shot in the hip at a baseball practice by a deranged man with grudges against Trump and the GOP. But despite the unifying nature of the event, there were boos for the president, too, from the section for Democratic fans on the third base side.

A huge ovation came from the crowd, which swelled to a record 24,959, when Special Agent David Bailey, one of the Capitol Police officers injured in the attack on Republicans at their ball practice in Virginia, threw out the first pitch.

"In Washington we have our disagreements, but we all agree that we are here to serve this nation we love and the people who call it home", he said.

Mark Sanford, R, SC said, "I think as much as anything, today is an act of solidarity of Republicans and Democrats coming together to say what happened yesterday is not going to cancel this game". Long-ago Little Leaguers now in Congress don their spikes and dust off their gloves in a game played for claiming top dog status and to benefit several charities.

Nonetheless, said Sava, "We fully expect him to be able to walk" and "hopefully run".

The proceeds from the $10 tickets will be donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Washington Literacy Center and National Dreams Foundation.

It also said that the Nationals, the major league team that plays at the park, has released additional seating for Thursday night's game. The president offered prayers to the victims of this bad crime. They are on track to raise $1 million this year, almost twice as much as last year.

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