Trump visits synagogue in Pittsburgh attack as protesters march

Pittsburgh synagogue massacre leaves 11 dead, 6 wounded

The president and first lady Melania Trump arrived in Pittsburgh on Tuesday afternoon, not long after the first funerals began for the 11 victims of the mass shooting at Tree of Life synagogue.

"We are a tough city".

Trump's visit came just seven days before elections that will determine whether his Republican Party will maintain its control in both houses of Congress or whether the Democrats will seize a majority in one chamber or both.

He was rarely seen without a colorful bowtie and was remembered as one of the first Pittsburgh doctors unafraid to treat AIDS patients when little was known about the disease.

Everybody feels that [Trump's remarks] were inappropriate. They included David Rosenthal, 54; his brother Cecil Rosenthal, 59; Sylvan Simon, 86, and his wife Bernice Simon, 84; Joyce Fienberg, 75; Richard Gottfried, 65; Jerry Rabinowitz, 66; Daniel Stein, 71; Melvin Wax, 88; and Irving Younger, 69.

Protesters demonstrate near Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue where President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were visiting a memorial in Pittsburgh, Oct. 30, 2018.

Rabinowitz was a family physician who initially escaped the attack only to be killed when he returned to render aid to the wounded, according to a Wall Street Journal op-ed column by Pittsburgh carpet salesman Lou Weiss, who knew five victims personally.

A total of 11 people were killed Saturday, in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in US history.

"All attention should be on the victims", Peduto said on Monday. He said: "It's our president and we need to welcome him".

Trump on Saturday said the outcome might have been different if the synagogue "had some kind of protection" from an armed guard, while Pennsylvania's Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, up for re-election, noted that once again "dangerous weapons are putting our citizens in harm's way".

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During the week, anyone who wanted to get inside Tree of Life synagogue had to ring the doorbell and be granted entry by staff because the front door was kept locked. They were greeted by Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, who led them inside the temple. "It is not blue or red, it's not male or female, it doesn't know any of those divisions".

A gunman stormed a Pittsburgh synagogue during Saturday service and shot worshippers, killing at least 11 and wounding six before he was arrested.

. Her second motivation, she emphasised, was speaking out against Trump. She said the president commented how moved he was by the bravery of the first responders.

"I just think it's important to show solidarity in this time of unimaginable tragedy", said Patricia Calderone, 62, a retiree and a photographer, who made a "Trump's Lies Kill" sign.

Just minutes before the synagogue attack, the shooter apparently used social media to rage against HIAS, a Jewish organization that resettles refugees under contract with the USA government. Trump has repeatedly referred to migrants as unsafe invaders, and did so again in a tweet on Monday.

Authorities accuse Bowers of carrying out the rampage out of vitriolic hatred of Jews, posting anti-Semitic tirades online and screaming "All Jews must die!" as he opened fire. It blames Mr. Trump and the National Republican Congressional Committee for inciting hatred of liberal billionaire activist George Soros, who is Jewish and is a recipient of a pipe bomb mailed to him last week.

When asked the day before what his goal in traveling to the city was, Trump told Fox News that he was going there to pay his respects. "Screw your optics, I'm going in". "I would have done it even sooner, but I didn't want to disrupt anymore than they already had disruption".

'For the past three years your words and your policies have emboldened a growing white nationalist movement, ' they wrote.

Abraham Foxman, a Holocaust survivor who led the Anti-Defamation League for almost 30 years, made the same argument to reach the opposite conclusion from the letter signers.

"This is the worst form of terror", he told reporters on October 27. "The media wants to go after this president for all the wrong reasons".

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