Trump donates $5K to Congressional Baseball Game organizer

Greg Nash
A video message is seen from President Trump prior to the game.

President Trump has donated $5,000 to the organization that runs the Congressional Baseball Game as a part of a $50,000 pledge made after last month’s shooting at a GOP baseball practice, the group confirmed on Thursday

Yahoo News reported in June that the president planned to make a donation to the game’s charities, which include the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, the Washington Literacy Center and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

{mosads}The announcement comes a day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who was shot during last month’s shooting, was readmitted to the intensive care unit.

Scalise was among those shot when a gunman opened fire at last month’s Republican baseball practice in Virginia.

The gunman, identified as James Hodkinson, was himself shot and killed by police. 

Trump delivered a video address at the annual baseball game, just one day after the shooting.

“Tonight’s game has a much deeper level of meaning beyond anything that we would have thought,” the president said.

“By playing tonight, you are showing the world that we will not be intimidated by threats, acts of violence or assaults on our democracy,” he said.


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