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Trump visits Pittsburgh after synagogue shooting, the reaction was icy

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An
estimated 4,000 people gathered to march for solidarity in the
Squirrel Hill neighborhood while President Donald Trump was
visiting October 30, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The march
was in support of the victims of the Tree of Life mass shooting
October 27, 2018.

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  • President Donald Trump received an icy welcome in Pittsburgh,
    Pennsylvania, Tuesday while visiting the city to grieve with
    members of the Jewish community following a mass shooting there
    on Saturday.
  • The shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue
    left 11 Jewish worshippers dead
    .
  • Trump earned some criticism over the weekend for comments he
    made after the shooting, including an assertion that the deaths
    could have been prevented if the synagogue had an armed security
    guard.

Observers gave President Donald Trump an icy welcome as he
arrived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday to attend a
memorial for people
killed in a shooting at a Jewish synagogue
there on Saturday.

Eleven worshippers were shot at the Tree of Life synagogue in the
Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

People lined the streets on Tuesday to watch the presidential
motorcade. According to a White House pool report, a few people
in the crowd gave a thumbs down or a middle finger as Trump and
his entourage drove by. One sign read, “We didn’t invite you
here.”

“One man holding a baby shouted ‘Trump loves Nazis,'” the pool
report said.

Tree of Life synagogue’s rabbi Jeffrey Myers said Trump “is
always welcome.”

“I’m a citizen. He’s my president. He is certainly welcome,”
Myers said on Monday.

Trump initially condemned the shooting and acts of anti-Semitic
violence.

But Trump caught some flak
while hosting a campaign rally in Illinois
hours after the
shooting when he declared, “We can’t let evil change our life and
change our schedule.”

Trump also drew criticism for appearing to politicize Saturday’s
tragedy by reverting to talking points on gun laws in a response
to questions from reporters, saying firearm regulations would
have had “little to do” with preventing the mass shooting.

“If there was an armed guard inside the temple, they would have
been able to stop him,” Trump said on Saturday, according to

CNN
.

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