President Donald Trump continued to send "thoughts and prayers" Thursday to the critically wounded top GOP leader, Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and others injured in a shooting over 24 hours ago. TRUMP: Hello, everybody. Thank you. Good morning. Thank you for all being here. Before beginning today, I'd like to take a moment to again send our thoughts and prayers to my friend and the friend of most of us in this room Steve Scalise and his great family, as he continues his very brave fight. It's been much more difficult than people even thought at the time. It's been — he's in some trouble, but he's a great fighter and he's going to be OK, we hope. I visited Steve and his family at the hospital last night. And I reassured them that the entire country is pulling for them, praying for them, and that we are here for them every single step of the way. America's hearts — and we mean this in the truest sense — sends its love. We got a lot of hearts in this country, great hearts, and they're all sending their love and support to the Scalise family. And Steve, in his own way, may have brought some unity to our long-divided country. We've had a very, very divided country for many years. And I have a feeling that Steve has made a great sacrifice, but there could be some unity being brought to our country. Let's hope so. While at the hospital, I also visited with Special Agent Crystal Griner — terrific young woman — of the Capitol Police, and her family. Crystal is one of the two Capitol Police officers who saved so many lives through her heroism, along with Special Agent David Bailey. They ran right into the fire. They ran right into those guns and the bullets. And they saved a lot of lives. America salutes both of their courage. They have great, great courage. We all salute them. We also salute the men and women of the Alexandria Police, Fire and Rescue, and all of the first responders. The timing and the speed and the professionalism was incredible. They performed with bravery and with skill. Finally, our heartfelt prayers go out to Matt Mika, who was badly wounded in the assault. To Matt's family, anything you need, we are here for you. Hopefully, Matt will be OK. In these difficult hours, it's more important than ever to help each other, care for each other and remind each other that we are all united by our love of our great and beautiful country.