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state of the union 2018

Watch Steve Scalise receive a standing ovation at the State of the Union

President Trump started his first State of the Union address with praise for Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), who was shot last year while practicing for a congressional baseball game.

Trump called Scalise one of the "toughest people to serve in this House, a guy who took a bullet and almost died, and was back to work three and a half months later. The Legend from Louisiana, Congressman Steve Scalise." Scalise received a standing ovation, and hugged his fellow Republicans sitting next to him. Trump also thanked Capitol Police; Alexandria, Virginia, police; and the doctors, nurses, and paramedics who saved Scalise's life. Catherine Garcia