Trump to visit and grieve with Pittsburgh community after the synagogue mass shooting

Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting
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President Donald Trump will travel to Pennsylvania on Tuesday following the synagogue mass shooting in Pittsburgh. First Lady Melania Trump will accompany the president to express their grief and support to the Jewish community in the area.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced Trump’s plan to grieve with the Pittsburgh community on Monday. She started the press briefing with a statement denouncing the mass shooting inside the Tree of Life Synagogue.

Sanders said, “This atrocity was a chilling act of mass murder, it was an act of hatred, and above all, it was an act of evil. Anti-Semitism is a plague to humanity and it is responsible for many of the worst horrors in human history…”

Additionally, she emphasized, “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 several Jewish grandchildren. His daughter is a Jewish American and his son-in-law is a descendant of holocaust survivors.”