President Trump Heading To Pittsburgh This Week Following Synagogue Shooting

Saul Bowman
October 30, 2018

Trump has said he plans to go to Pittsburgh, where the 46-year-old Bowers is accused of carrying out the massacre during Saturday prayers at the Tree of Life synagogue.

"The president cherishes the American Jewish community for everything it stands for and contributes to our country", Sanders said.

He skirted any responsibility for fuelling the anti-Semitism that motivated the attack, instead blaming the media for "the division and hatred" engulfing the US. We did say that he, and you, should understand your words matter.

On Friday, a Florida man known to have attended Trump campaign events was charged in connection with mailing at least 13 suspected explosive devices that targeted high-profile Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

But after the shooting, the president told the Murphysboro, Illinois, audience this: "If you don't mind, I'm going to tone it down just a bit".

A progressive Jewish group says Donald Trump is not welcome in Pittsburgh, the United States city where a deadly attack on a synagogue took place on Saturday, until the U.S. president denounces white nationalism.


"The president is not responsible for these acts", Mrs Sanders said repeatedly during Monday's news conference when a reporter put it to her that the president's rhetoric could play a part in the Pittsburgh attack, or a recent mail bomb scare. But Sanders defended how the president has handled those situations, saying he will continue to draw contrasts between Republicans and Democrats, and will continue to defend himself against what she described as unfair, negative media coverage. If they had protection inside the results would have been far better.

Critics have said Trump's tough talk on immigrants and language about Jewish rivals such as Democratic donor George Soros has led to an increase in politically motivated violence.

"I don't think this guy did what he did because of the president".

Eleven members of the Pittsburgh affiliate of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice conceded that Trump called the murderer evil, but said in the letter that "yesterday's violence is the direct culmination of your influence". "The very first thing the media did was blame the president and make him responsible for these ridiculous acts". "That is outrageous that that would be the very first reaction of so many people across this country". She retorted: "I'm not going to walk through a list but I think those individuals probably know who they are".

Bowers allegedly told police after his arrest that he "wanted all Jews to die" because he said they were inflicting genocide on "his people". Last week, the NY offices of CNN, the cable network frequently attacked by Trump and his supporters, was evacuated after receiving an explosive device and an envelope containing white powder.

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