Trump and his wife Melania were accompanied to the hospital by the presidents personal physician Ronny Jackson.
Rep. Steve Scalise, who was shot Wednesday during an early morning Republican practice for a charity baseball game, is out of his first surgery, according to a Scalise aide. "Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very, very brutal assault", Mr Trump said.
At least six people including Scalise, the third ranking member of House Republican leadership as the majority whip, were hospitalized.
It has emerged that the assailant had expressed anger at Trump's election and support for Democratic candidates. "He was shot", said Brooks, adding he helped apply a tourniquet with his belt to a congressional staffer who was shot in the leg. He was wounded in a gunfight with Capitol Hill police armed with pistols who were at the scene, lawmakers said.
The shooter, who was shot by Capitol police and later died, has been identified as 66-year-old home inspector James T Hodgkinson from IL.
Officials believe Hodgkinson was targeting members of Congress. Media outlets are reporting that law enforcement is examining his supposed anti-Trump posts online.
Police chief Michael Brown said officers were on the scene within minutes of receiving a call about the shooting around 7am (local time).
Spicer said Trump also spoke with other Capitol Police officers while at the hospital.
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