Las Vegas shooting: Victim with leg gunshot wound insists on standing to greet US President

Video has emerged of one of the most poignant moments following the recent Las Vegas shooting. A man who was shot in the leg during the attack didn't let that stop him standing for the US President when he visited him in hospital.

During President Donald Trump's visit to the University Medical Centre, a fragile and wounded Thomas Gunderson scrambled to get out of bed and stand for the First Lady and Commander-in-chief.

That gesture was met by concern from the First Lady, who insisted Mr Gunderson, who she addressed by his first name, stay in bed.

"No, no, no don't get up," she said.

However a patriotic Mr Gunderson stood confidently to meet Mr and Mrs Trump.

"I will never lie down when the President of this great country comes to shake my hand," Mr Gunderson wrote on Facebook.

"There may be plenty of issues in this country but I will always respect my country, my President and my flag.

"Shot in the leg or not, I will stand to show my President the respect he deserves."

Mr Gunderson thanked Mr Trump for visiting, saying he appreciated it.

The video has gone viral, with more than 18 million views, 490,000 likes and 73,000 comments in less than two days.