Skip to comments.Protests as Trump visits massacre scene
Posted on 10/30/2018 8:16:20 PM PDT by Ennis85
US President Donald Trump has offered condolences at the Pennsylvania synagogue where 11 Jewish worshippers were shot dead at the weekend.
He was joined by First Lady Melania Trump, his daughter and son-in-law at the Tree of Life temple in Pittsburgh.
Hundreds of protesters gathered on the street chanting slogans against the president.
The visit came as mourners attended the first funerals for victims of the massacre.
The Trumps were greeted on Tuesday by Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, who led them inside the temple, where the worst anti-Semitic attack in US history unfolded on Saturday.
At a memorial outside, Mrs Trump placed a flower and the president laid a small stone on a marker for each of the victims.
Who accompanied the Trumps?
Mr Trump was joined by his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is Jewish, and his daughter Ivanka, who converted to Judaism when she married Mr Kushner. Both are White House advisers.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who is Jewish, also joined the president.
Before his visit, the president condemned anti-Semitism. The alleged gunman was not a Trump supporter.
Why are there protests?
Critics accuse Mr Trump of fomenting a surge in white nationalist and neo-Nazi activity through divisive rhetoric which has seen him criticise immigrants and Muslims in particular.
Some Jewish figures and Pittsburgh's Democratic Mayor Bill Peduto opposed the presidential visit.
More than 70,000 people signed an open letter from Pittsburgh-based Jewish leaders saying that President Trump was "not welcome" in the city unless he "fully denounces white nationalism".
The top four Republican and Democratic congressional leaders declined a White House invitation to join Mr Trump in Pennsylvania.
The White House has rejected any blame over the attack.
Members of Pittsburgh's Jewish community were among about 2,000 demonstrators who held a protest, according to Reuters news agency.
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And now the left takes on the tactics of the Westboro church - protesting at funerals.
Calling Patriots Nazis is as disgusting as it gets, but when you have no message you can be honest about, you name call.
That the article doesn’t scream out that the assassin was a DEMOCRAT-voting NAZI who hated Trump is a disgrace. The protestors are siding with the Nazi mass-murderer. Shame on every last one of them.
This is unacceptable.
(Talk about soundbites for future elections..)
Theres your true anti-semites
Yeah?? Go F yourself. You would have bit@hed if he DID’NT show up to. And that’s why you are getting the electoral shaft again next tuesday.
I like the new name. The Westboro Democrats.
First thing I thought of.
This stuff is repulsive to normal people.
The definition of protest when it comes to these leftist are the same as children who become brats when they don’t get what the want. Like children, they protest by stomping their feet, screaming and whining. But please, keep it up Democrats. There might be a few Americans left who haven’t yet got a belly full of you.
Shame on those liberals. Im growing in admiration and respect for President Trump. Hes a good man.
I pray for him.
Rats are not normal. Serious mental disorder, based in their religion of killing the unborn.
I wonder how much George Soros paid the protestors. Though maybe some were just NUTTY liberals...
They gave extended air time on one woman screaming for Trump to get out of their neighborhood.
It wasn't a 2 second sound bite in passing. They held the camera on her and broadcast everything.
I wonder how many protesters would have shown up had Trump NOT visited the synagogue.
Anti- Trumpers are truly evil.
Leftists are unrepentant, inhospitable H8ers.
Just remember, it isn’t Trump they hate; it’s you.
And to think that many fought and died for the right of these scumbags to protest. We need to repent as a nation and pray to our Heavenly Father to help us get back on the path in which He intended. Woe to America if she continues down the road she is going.
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