Trump vows to congressional baseball audience: 'We will not be intimidated'

Trump vows to congressional baseball audience: 'We will not be intimidated'
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President Trump offered words of encouragement in a video message played during the Congressional Baseball Game Thursday, the day after a gunman attacked Republicans at their practice.
 
"Tonight’s game has a much deeper level of meaning beyond anything that we would have thought," Trump said in a pre-taped message.
 
"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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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) remained in critical condition Thursday evening after he was shot in the hip. He has undergone multiple surgeries since a lone gunman opened fire at the GOP practice at a park in Alexandria, Va., outside Washington.

Trump had not planned to attend the game in person, citing security concerns.

But his elder daughter, Ivanka, was in attendance. She stopped to speak with lawmakers on both sides before the game began.

Not everyone in the crowd welcomed seeing Trump on the Nationals Park screen.

As the video of Trump played, some "boos" and "impeach!" could be heard in the stadium.

— Judy Kurtz contributed.