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El Paso patients refuse to meet with Trump

Somehow a key fact about Trump’s trip to El Paso yesterday has been lost in the noise over the President’s twitter screeds and related.

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It is embedded in this Washington Post story about the events of yesterday.

Here is the relevant information:

None of the eight patients still being treated at University Medical Center in El Paso agreed to meet with Trump when he visited the hospital, UMC spokesman Ryan Mielke said. Two victims who already had been discharged returned to the hospital with family members to meet with the president.

“This is a very sensitive time in their lives,” Mielke said. “Some of them said they didn’t want to meet with the president. Some of them didn’t want any visitors.”

Before Trump’s visit Wednesday, however, some of the hospitalized victims accepted visits from a number of city and county elected officials, as well as Reps. Veronica Escobar (D-Tex.) and Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.).

I think this is important information, and wanted to be sure more people were aware of it.

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