It looks like some Pittsburgh residents have forgotten where they live or who their president is. The recent Pittsburgh tragedy has found itself spun into a political thing. The tragedy where a disturbed man shot up a synagogue killing 11 people and wounding six others.
The president spoke out against the shooter on Twitter condemning the attack when it happened.
“All of America is in mourning over the mass murder of Jewish Americans at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. We pray for those who perished and their loved ones, and our hearts go out to the brave police officers who sustained serious injuries…This evil Anti-Semitic attack is an assault on humanity. It will take all of us working together to extract the poison of Anti-Semitism from our world. We must unite to conquer hate.”
Despite Trump’s strong stance against the incident Liberals were upset that he would be vistiting Pittsburgh.
Sanders Commented on the Liberal complaints that Trump would be visiting.
“The president cherishes the American Jewish community for everything it stands for and contributes to our country. He adores Jewish Americans as part of his own family. The president is the grandfather of Jewish grandchildren. His daughter is a Jewish American and his son-in-law a descendant of Holocaust survivors,” Sanders said.
Noting that people in Pittsburgh are “grieving, they’re hurting,” Sanders said “the president wants to be there to show the support of this administration for the Jewish community.”
The Mayor made a statement in regards to Trump visiting.
“We did try to get the message out to the White House that our priority tomorrow is the first funeral,” Peduto said Monday night.
“I do believe that it would be best to put the attention on the families this week, and if he (Trump) were to visit, choose a different time to be able to do it,” the mayor said. “Our focus as a city will be on the families and the outreach that they’ll need this week and the support that they’ll need to get through it.”
Peduto says when the city has buried the victims, “I think there’s the opportunity for presidential visits.”
But the local Rabbi did not involve himself in politics and had the following to say.
Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, who was leading services at Tree of Life on Saturday when the shooting occurred, told CNN:
“The President of the United States is always welcome. “I’m a citizen. He’s my president. He is certainly welcome,” Myers said.
There were not any issues with Trump’s visit. He respectfully visited and gave his condolences.
“Trump went unaccompanied by a slate of elected leaders who declined invitations to join him. Instead he traveled alongside the first lady and prominent Jewish members of his administration — including daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner — to somberly lay stones atop the 11 Star of David markers planted in the ground outside the Tree of Life synagogue.”
“Trump was greeted at the scene by the congregation’s rabbi, Jeffrey Myers, and Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer. He lit candles in the synagogue’s entryway, but did not venture into the sanctuary, which is still considered a crime scene.
Trump spent around three hours on the ground, and made no public remarks. He appeared reverent while in public view, quietly placing small stones taken from the White House grounds on the white stars, while his wife placed single white rosebuds. Others in his entourage, including Ms. Trump, grew tearful, though the President remained stoic.”
The only people that tarnished the proceedings were LIberals who decided to protest Trump’s presence.
“Outside the synagogue and hospital, angry neighbors formed a march near where the President was paying his respects. Several carried signs objecting to Trump’s visit, bearing slogans like “Words Matter,” “Strength through Unity,” “Watch Your Words” and “Hate does not work in our Neighborhoods.”