Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, said Thursday that she understands why skepticism surrounds the idea that bipartisan sentiment will last past Thursday's Congressional Baseball Game after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot Wednesday morning.

Conway made the remark after looking back on how the nation came together after the Sept. 11 attacks, at which time she lived in Manhattan.

"I just hope this time it lasts longer and people really sit down across the table from each other and try to understand each other because I understand why some people may be skeptical that that will be enduring and not fleeting, but we can at least try, and tonight's a good start," said Conway told the Washington Examiner at Nationals Park just prior to the start of the Congressional Baseball Game.

"As the president of the United States said yesterday, there's a real call for unity, dial down the rhetoric and attacks," she said. "Really try to understand that differences of opinions are what makes a democracy so great, and yet at the same time it's the way we deliver, it's the way that we speak to each other and not release what is said to each other."

"We are going to disagree on issues, we are going to disagree on the role and responsibility of government, but we've got to agree that conversations that call people to resist or call them to action in a very negative way sometimes have dangerous consequences that nobody foresees," Conway said.

Conway attended the game Thursday evening, along with a cadre of high-profile Trump administration members, including Ivanka Trump, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.