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·         The Latest: Trump sits by wounded Scalise's bedside

… 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. The president and first lady Melania Trump brought two bouquets of flowers to the hospital...

 

·         Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove…

 

 

The Latest: Trump sits by wounded Scalise's bedside

 

The Associated Press

via Sacramento Bee - June 15, 2017 12:07 AM

 

WASHINGTON

 

The Latest on the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (all times local):

 

10:10 p.m.

 

President Donald Trump sat by Rep. Steve Scalise's bedside and spoke with the House Majority Whip's family during a visit Wednesday evening to the hospital where Scalise remains in critical condition.

 

Press Secretary Sean Spicer describes the scene in the intensive care unit as "emotional."

 

Spicer says the president was also briefed by Scalise's medical team and spoke with Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle during the attack on a Republican Congressional baseball practice.

 

The president and first lady Melania Trump spent about half an hour at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

 

Trump also met with other Capitol police officers who have gathered at the hospital and thanked them for their service.

 

The president was accompanied by White House doctor Ronny Jackson.

 

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9:20 p.m.

 

The hospital where Rep. Steve Scalise is recovering after being shot says the congressman remains in critical condition and will require several more operations.

 

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is also providing a more detailed description of Scalise's wounds. The hospital says he was shot in the left hip, after which "the bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding."

 

Scalise was among several people wounded early Wednesday when a rifle-wielding attacker fired on lawmakers on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, outside Washington. The attacker was shot and later died.

 

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8:40 p.m.

 

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.

 

The president and first lady Melania Trump brought two bouquets of flowers to the hospital...

 

more

http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article156063549.html

 

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Rasmussen Reports

Friday, June 16, 2017

 

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.

 

This is the first time the president’s overall approval rating has hit the 50% mark since late April. His approval rating has ranged from a high of 59% in late January shortly after he took office to a low of 42% in early April.

 

The latest figures include 31% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11.

 

Most Americans think politics is to blame for this week’s shooting attack on Republican members of Congress and aren’t writing it off as just random violence.

 

By comparison, just 28% said the shooting of Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the killing of six others in Arizona in January 2011 was the result of political anger.

 

A sizable number of voters, including most Republicans, believe former FBI Director James Comey should be punished for leaking to the media.

 

Most voters think Congress needs to investigate whether former Attorney General Loretta Lynch interfered in last year's FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton.

 

As the unemployment rate drops to its lowest level in 10 years, optimism among voters that the U.S. economy is fair has soared to new highs.,,

 

more, including links, charts

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/prez_track_jun16