On Friday, President Trump visited a South Florida hospital to visit the victims of Wednesday’s deadly school shooting. He comforted the patients and thanked the medical staff who are providing their care, Trump calling them “incredible.”
Trump said: “It’s very sad something like that could happen, but the job the doctors did, the nurses, the hospital, the first responders, law enforcement — really incredible.”
From The Hill: Trump is assuming the role of consoler-in-chief in the wake of this week’s stunning violence after a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 people and wounding more than a dozen others.
After visiting Broward Health North medical center, the president and first lady Melania Trump planned to travel to the Broward County Sheriff’s office to meet with law enforcement officials “whose bravery helped save lives,” according to the White House.
In addition to the first lady, the president was accompanied by chief of staff John Kelly and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R).
According to the report, Trump visited a hospital which has treated eight of the victims wounded in the shooting, in addition to the suspected gunman.
President Trump visits Florida hospital, praises first responders following school shooting: “It’s very sad something like that could happen, but the job the doctors did, the nurses, the hospital, the first responders, law enforcement — really incredible.” https://t.co/uAflY1ixJB pic.twitter.com/SJTRfrjz8a
— CNN (@CNN) February 17, 2018
We are so proud of my daughter Audra on the trauma team of the Florida shooting victims. Trump visits hospital today!! pic.twitter.com/x8kTxfdazi
— Brad Cormany (@BradCorm47) February 17, 2018