White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham told reporters that it wasn’t a “photo op” so reporters, understandably, were blocked from touring inside hospitals with Trump on his trip to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas. But after two mass shootings the White House has released photos of Trump and. Melania inside both hospitals.
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The highly-edited video includes a ridiculous, film score-style soundtrack, where the only voice audible is Trump’s, and at the end, one woman saying,
“God bless you, President.”
And later, applause. At one point Trump pats the back of one man, it’s made to appear as if he met with patients who were victims of the shooting, but he’s clearly standing outside the ICU. Hospital spokesman Ryan Mielke said,
“None of the eight patients still being treated at University Medical Center in El Paso agreed to meet with Trump when he visited the hospital. This is a very sensitive time in their lives. Some of them said they didn’t want to meet with the president. Some of them didn’t want any visitors.”
The Washington Post says that two victims who already had been discharged returned to the hospital with family members to meet with the president.
A few others agreed to a phone call with the president later in the week when they are feeling better, and thankfully the hospital has a Medical phone call answering system that works really well.
“Some of the hospitalized victims accepted visits from a number of city and county elected officials, as well as Reps. Veronica Escobar (D-Tex.) and Jesús ‘Chuy’ García (D-Ill.).”
But the White House told a different story.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said the president and first lady Melania Trump met with “victims of the tragedy while at the hospital” and were “received very warmly by not just victims and their families, but by the many members of medical staff who lined the hallways to meet them. It was a moving visit for all involved.”
Here’s the video posted to Trump’s Twitter account, less than two hours after Air Force One was “wheels up”.
My time spent in Dayton and El Paso with some of the greatest people on earth. Thank you for a job well done! pic.twitter.com/TNVDGhxOpo— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2019
Incredible afternoon in El Paso, Texas. We love you, and are with you, all the way! pic.twitter.com/pTNhHapx86— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2019
Leaving El Paso for the White House. What GREAT people I met there and in Dayton, Ohio. The Fake News worked overtime trying to disparage me and the two trips, but it just didn’t work. The love, respect & enthusiasm were there for all to see. They have been through so much. Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2019
(Photos, screen grabs; via The New Civil Rights Movement)