Published: Tue, October 30, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Trump, first lady to meet with families of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims

Trump, first lady to meet with families of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims

The facade of the White House was decked out in faux spider webs to create a spooky atmosphere, with pumpkins carved with the likenesses of past presidents scattered around, and some staff and other guests dressed up in costume.

"President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you commit yourself to compassionate, democratic policies that recognize the dignity of all of us", reads an open letter from the Pittsburgh chapter of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. It's not just going to be the people that signed on to the letter.

Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of the Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Congregation stands across the street from the synagogue in Pittsburgh, October 29, 2018.

Jeffery Cohen, president of Allegheny General Hospital, told WTAE-TV: "He's taken into my hospital and he's shouting 'I want to kill all the Jews!'"

"Hate is not political". I've seen examples in the last 24 hours. "We are a nation that believes in religious liberty, tolerance, and respect". The mail bomber was a Trump supporter who was vocal about his contempt for the president's opponents.

Sanders announced that Mr. Trump and first lady Melania Trump would visit Pennsylvania to grieve with the Pittsburgh community Tuesday. "The very first thing the media did was blame the president and make him responsible for these ridiculous acts", Sanders retorted.

The spokeswoman replied: "The president is not referencing all media, he's talking about the growing amount of fake news that exists in the country, and the president's calling that out".

Acosta then asked Sanders if CNN was on the White House's list of "enemies", but she refused to be pinned down.

Bowers allegedly told police after his arrest that he "wanted all Jews to die" because he said they were inflicting genocide on "his people". After the shooting, "the very first thing that the president did was condemn the attacks", Sanders said. She scolded the White House correspondents: "You guys have a huge responsibility to play in the divisive nature of this country".

Trump condemned the Pittsburgh attack as an act of anti-Semitism and has denounced political violence. "My god.what is happening???"

The four-point drop in Gallup's weekly rating tracking essentially erases any gains the president has made as he fights off a blue wave and tries to keep his party in power on Capitol Hill ahead of next week's midterm election. The city has been the scene of vigils every day. "Expressing support for the congressman who body-slammed a reporter, the neo-Nazis who killed a young woman in Charlottesville, his supporters at rallies who get violent with protesters, dictators around the world who murder their own citizens, and referring to the free press as the enemy of the people". We will come through this.

Cooperman said she was surprised and gladdened by the outpouring of solidarity. He also once again amplified unsubstantiated statements about the Central American migrant caravan, claiming without evidence there were gang members and "some very bad people" mixed into the group and warning it was an impending "invasion" of the United States.

Joseph Charny, 90, said in an interview that as people settled into the room, a man appeared in the doorway and started firing. They looked out and saw a body on the staircase.

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