Republican Senator In Rehab After Trump Hotel Accident

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell was recently hospitalized after tripping at a former Trump hotel, a spokesman for the senator said.


The Kentucky senator was attending a private dinner in Washington on Wednesday when he tripped. He was admitted to a hospital for treatment, spokesman Doug Andres said. The dinner was at the Waldorf Astoria Washington DC, formerly the Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C. McConnell’s office did not provide additional detail on his condition or how long he may be absent from the Senate.

Mitch McConnell set to be in rehab facility

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been discharged from the hospital after being treated for a concussion and a rib fracture, his office announced Monday. He was expected, it said, to stay at the hospital “for a few days of observation and treatment.”

He also suffered a rib fracture, according to a statement from his communications director on Monday, and will go to a rehabilitation facility before going home.

“Leader McConnell’s concussion recovery is proceeding well and the Leader was discharged from the hospital today. At the advice of his physician, the next step will be a period of physical therapy at an inpatient rehabilitation facility before he returns home,” David Popp said in the statement.

Popp added, “Over the course of treatment this weekend, the Leader’s medical team discovered that he also suffered a minor rib fracture on Wednesday, for which he is also being treated.”

A McConnell aide said the length of the GOP leader’s stay at a rehab facility depends on his progress.

“That decision will be made by the Leader’s physicians and the therapists. It is very common to undergo physical therapy to regain strength after a hospital stay and this ranges anywhere from a week to two weeks.”

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