At Florida hospital, Trump pays respect to shooting survivors and medical staff

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The President and the first lady visit the hospital, where Parkland, Florida school shooting victims in treatment.

President Trump and wife Melania Trump visited Broward Health North Hospital on Friday night to pay respect to the survivors and medical professionals, in this week’s rampage massacre.

The President and the first lady flew from Washington to Florida on Friday afternoon. “Incredible recovery” Trump said while in the hospital. “It’s incredible. And First-Aiders. Each. The work you have done is incredible.”

“It is very sad such a thing happen,” Trump said after he was asked whether he had met with the victims. “But the work that the doctors, the nurses, the hospital, first responders, law enforcement really incredible. The speed of which they were the victims on the hospital record speed. In one case, 20 minutes. In one case, 19 minutes, from the time they were shot. It is an incredible thing.”

The White house did not release the President’s schedule prior to the visit, but Trump tweeted earlier in the day that he planned to “with some of the most courageous people on earth,” their lives were “totally shocked.”

I’m crushed to leave for Florida today to meet with some of the most courageous people on earth – but the people whose lives completely. Also work with the Congress on many fronts.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 16. February 2018

After the visit to the clinic, the President and the first lady authorities met with law enforcement at the Broward County Sheriff’s office.

The President made the trip to the hospital shortly after Air Force One arrived in West Palm Beach. Trump plans to spend the weekend at his Palm Beach real estate, about 40 km of Parkland.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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