Man injured in Las Vegas shooting stands to meet Trump despite injuries

Man injured in Las Vegas shooting stands to meet Trump despite injuries
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A man who was injured in the mass shooting in Las Vegas insisted on standing to meet President Trump and first lady Melania despite his injuries.

Thomas Gunderson, one of the hundreds injured in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, shared a video of him standing to meet the Trumps during their visit to meet victims of the shooting Wednesday.

Gunderson posted the video of the interaction on his personal Facebook page.

“I will never lie down when the President of this great country comes to shake my hand! There may be plenty of issues in this country but I will always respect my country, my president and my flag,” Gunderson wrote on his page.

“Shot in the leg or not, I will stand to show my President the respect he deserves!”

The video quickly went viral.

“Don’t get up,” Melania said in the video as Gunderson stood.

“Are you ok?” she asked after shaking his hand.

“Hey this guy looks tough to me,” Trump said as he entered Gunderson’s hospital room. He shook Gunderson’s hand and gave him a pat on the back.

Fifty-nine people were killed and hundreds of others were injured in the mass shooting at a country music festival Sunday night.

The Trumps traveled to Las Vegas Wednesday, where they met with first responders to the shooting and victims.