Immediately following news last Wednesday morning that a shooting incident in Alexandria, Va., had left many wounded, including Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., and lobbyist Matt Mika, both of whom are still in critical condition, the president wasted no time giving the nation a somber update.
"We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country," the commander in chief said from the White House.
Trump later paid the wounded Scalise a visit in the hospital. The president then gave another public update on the congressman's health.
The tone of Trump's remarks on this event has been pitch-perfect. He has been calm, respectful and apolitical. In other words, it is exactly what is needed, and expected, in emergencies like this.
In contrast, some of Trump's critics have behaved deplorably, many of them practically rushing to use the event to score cheap political points.
FFS did they REALLY say that?! CBS News asks if Steve Scalise shooting was ‘self-inflicted’ [video] https://t.co/QooOKTwpxT— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 20, 2017