Photo, above: Melania Trump holds a baby during the picnic at the White House for politicians and family members on Thursday.

President Trump and First Lady Melania hosted a Congressional picnic on the White House South Lawn Thursday evening.

The President made a plea for unity during his brief remarks at the start of the picnic, calling on Republicans and Democrats to come together.

Special guests for the event were the children of Congressman Steve Scalise, who is still recuperating in the hospital from a gunshot wound. “We are so touched that joining us here this evening are Steve and Jennifer’s children… in fact, we just gave them a beautiful tour of the White House. They got the A-tour,” he continued.

 H/T Daily Mail

Donald Trump delivers remarks as he hosts a Congressional picnic event, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, at the White House

Donald Trump poses for a photo with guests at the Congressional picnic at the White House

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer (2nd L) delivers beer and wine to members of the media on Thursday night at the picnic

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer (2nd L) delivers beer and wine to members of the media on Thursday night at the picnic

Sean Spicer dishes out a box full of booze to media members at the White House during the Congressional Picnic on Thursday

Ivanka Trump looks up as she points her finger at someone and speaks in the crowd at the Congressional Picnic

Melania Trump holds a baby in the air as Donald Trump poses for a picture with a guest at the picnic

 Ivanka Trump is pictured in the crowd of politicians and invited guests at the White House during the annual Congressional Picnic

Donald Trump, left, talks with Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., during the Congressional Picnic in DC on Thursday night

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Arabella Trump

Ivanka Trump with her children at the White House

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

Ivanka Trump's Instagram

Ivanka Trump and the White House

Ivanka Trump posted these seven pictures on her Instagram account from the Congressional Picnic at the White House

Kellyanne Conway is pictured during the picnic at the White House on Thursday night 

Jared Kushner is pictured talking to other attendees at the Congressional Picnic on Thursday

Reince Priebus, left, and White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner talk during the picnic on Thursday night

Omarosa Manigault takes a selfie during the annual Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is pictured speaking on Capitol Hill on June 13, 2017

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