Opinion: What Ronald Reagan knew about being a VIP patient

When the shots were heard, the Secret Service agents did what they were trained to do and shoved President Ronald Reagan in the back of the limousine, using their bodies as human shields. As they piled on to him, Reagan reportedly said, “I think you broke my rib!” In the next moment he began to cough up blood and the limousine altered course from the White House to George Washington University Hospital.