Trump said doctors left operating rooms to greet him in Dayton and El Paso. They say it’s not true.

“The doctors were coming out of the operating rooms,” Trump said. “There were hundreds and hundreds of people all over the floor. You couldn’t even walk on it.”

But the hospitals he visited say that isn’t what happened — and that doctors would never pause surgery to greet the president.

“At no time did, or would, physicians or staff leave active operating rooms during the presidential visit,” Ryan Mielke, a spokesman for University Medical Center of El Paso, said in a statement to The Washington Post on Thursday. “Our priority is always patient care.”…

“Our physicians and staff at no time leave an active operating room, procedural area or patient room to greet anyone,” Ben Sutherly, a spokesman for Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, told The Washington Post on Friday.