Wednesday before departing Indianapolis President Trump delayed the take off of Air Force One. President Trump would not take to the air until after he was able to speak with the motorcycle officer who was injured in a crash while escorting the presidents motorcade to the airport.
The first reports to come through the wire said that the president called the officer while in flight back to the capitol. However, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police posted a tweet on Thursday saying that the President delayed the flight until after he spoke with the injured officer.
— IMPD (@IMPDnews) September 28, 2017
The injured officer is Robert Turner from Indianapolis. Officer Turner broke his ankle when he fell while traveling down Interstate 70. A photo was taken showing Turner lying on the ground in his ripped uniform.
Indianapolis Police released a video of Officer Turner while in the hospital on the call with President Trump. In the video Turner is wearing a neck brace and laughing on the phone. He appeared to be in good spirits.
Initial reports from The White House said Trump called during the flight back to Washington to check on the condition of Officer Turner and thank him for his service.
Trump had made the trip to Indianapolis to push his “Middle Class Miracle” plan. The plan is said to heavily revise the nations tax code and strengthen his legislative agenda.
“This is a revolutionary change and the biggest winners will be the everyday American workers as jobs start pouring into our country, as companies start competing for American labor, and as wages start going up at levels that you haven’t seen in many years,” Trump said to patrons at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.