NONE of the shooting victims at El Paso hospital Donald Trump visited would meet with him

The remaining eight patients being treated at University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas following a deadly mass shooting over the weekend declined to meet with the president during his visit there Wednesday.


'This is a very sensitive time in their lives,' UMC spokesperson Ryan Mielke told The Washington Post. 'Some of them said they didn't want to meet with the president. Some of them didn't want any visitors.'


Mielke also said the people Donald Trump met with at the hospital were two victims who had already been discharged that returned to the hospital with their families to meet with the president.


Even though the eight victims still being treated didn't meet with Trump, they did accept visits from other Democratic officials, including Texas Representative Veronica Escobar and Illinois Representative Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia.


The eight patients still being treated at University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, which Donald Trump visited Wednesday, refused to meet with the president while he was there

A spokesperson for the hospital said two victims that had already been discharged returned to the hospital to meet with Trump

Although the spokesperson said some victims didn't want to meet with anyone, some already met with other Democratic officials, including Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar (pictured) and Illinois Rep. Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Trump and first lady Melania Trump met with 'victims of the tragedy while at the hospital.'


She claimed they were 'received very warmly by not just victims and their families, but by the many members of medical staff who lined the hallways to meet them. It was a moving visit for all involved.'


Trump made visits to Dayton, Ohio and El Paso on Wednesday to meet with first responders, law enforcement and victims after two mass shootings rocked the cities over the weekend.


The shooter in El Paso killed 22 people when he opened fired in a Walmart and nine were shot dead on a popular street in Dayton just hours later around 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning.


The president lauded the trips as successful, calling it 'an amazing day,' filled with 'love' and 'respect for the office of the presidency.'


Several Democrats have blamed Trump's loaded rhetoric for facilitating an environment that has emboldened this type of violence, especially after the 21-year-old suspected shooter in El Paso's supposed online manifesto was discovered, which included several anti-immigrant sentiments.

Trump announced Tuesday he would be visiting Dayton and El Paso to meet with first responders, law enforcement and victims of the shootings