Democrats and Republicans unite in a touching dedication to Steve Scalise

Injured aide Zach Barth and Republican Congressman Roger Williams walk off the field before the annual congressional baseball game in Washington DC

Injured aide Zach Barth and Republican Congressman Roger Williams walk off the field before the annual congressional baseball game in Washington DC

In critical condition and undergoing repeated surgery, GOP House Whip Steve Scalise faces a "much more difficult" struggle to recover from his gunshot wound than first thought, President Donald Trump says.

Mr Scalise underwent a third bout of surgery on Thursday, 24 hours after he was wounded in a shooting involving lone gunman James Hodgkinson.

The president also praised the officers who were on the scene of the GOP baseball team's morning practice ahead of tonight's 56th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game as part of Scalise's security detail, which all House and Senate leaders get.

Injured Capitol Hill Police officer David Bailey throws out a ceremonial first pitch with Joe Torre MLB's Chief Baseball Officer before the annual congressional baseball game
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"It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump said on Thursday morning. "That's the source of unity, and more than ever, we must embrace it, so that on this special night, I leave you with three great American words, that for generations have torn down barriers, built bridges of unity, and defied those who have sought to pull us apart, ladies and gentlemen, let's play ball". He said he hoped the game would help heal emotional wounds.

"Steve in his own way may have brought some unity to our long-divided country", Trump added.

On Thursday, Virginia Capitol Police reflected on the incident that sent House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) to the hospital.

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"While the president would like to attend the game and show his support for all of these courageous public servants, he has been advised that there is not enough time to follow Secret Service protocols", Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said Wednesday night.

"I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", Dr. Jack Sava, director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center said at a news conference Friday afternoon.

One of the wounded officers, David Bailey, also surprised the crowd with his attendance. "We will provide periodic updates".

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Like Scalise, Richmond was practicing baseball at another location with Democrat teammates for the Congressional charity game when Hodgkinson opened fire at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park. Scalise was hit, and crawled out of the infield, leaving a trail of blood, colleagues said.

The two Congressional Baseball Team managers, Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas and Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, told reporters on Wednesday that lawmakers would still host the game as planned.

Sava said Friday that there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's body, but "we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point".

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Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured and remained hospitalised.

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