Published: Wed, October 31, 2018
Markets | By Erika Turner

President Trump, First Lady to Visit Pittsburgh Amid Grieving Over Massacre

President Trump, First Lady to Visit Pittsburgh Amid Grieving Over Massacre

Trump ultimately made the journey to Pittsburgh Tuesday, just as the first funerals were getting underway.

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.

"I said I'm Dr. Cohen, president of the hospital".

A casket is carried out of Rodef Shalom Congregation after the funeral services for brothers Cecil and David Rosenthal, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Pittsburgh. It was not immediately clear whether Trump would meet with any family members.

They also accused him of making some groups unsafe: "Our Jewish community is not the only group you have targeted". "His language has encouraged hatred and fear of immigrants, which is part of the reason why these people were killed", she said. Two of the surviving victims remained hospitalized in critical condition.

A line stretched around the block as mourners - some in white medical coats, some wearing yarmulkes, black hats or head scarves - passed beneath the blue Romanesque arches into the brick building, an American flag nearby fluttering at half-staff.

"There's always going to be anti-Semitism, there always has been, but never have we had a president of this country who does not fight hard against it, verbally and in every way".

"A lot of people are feeling really angry about this".

Investigators will now work to determine if those ravings were fueled by hate, mental illness or both. Don't get me wrong; I do.

"Timothy Adams, a Squirrel Hill resident, told Fox News that he was at the protest to remind Trump that "words have weight" and that "[Trump] should know that he's not welcome here. "It's just such a loss".

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Following the tragic shooting this morning at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a statement calling for prayer and action to put an end to violence.

On their arrival in Pittsburgh, the Trumps entered the vestibule of the synagogue, where they lit candles for each victim before stepping outside.

Trump will travel to Pennsylvania on Tuesday with first lady Melania Trump.

And they were also known for being first to greet people coming into Tree of Life.

Hundreds of protesters gathered near the synagogue and the hospital.

"We're here to take care of sick people", Cohen, who is a member of the Tree of Life congregation where the massacre happened, said in a television interview. "They went and they confronted the problem, and they were true to their core beliefs, and I'm very proud of them".

Some Jewish figures and Pittsburgh's Democratic Mayor Bill Peduto opposed the presidential visit.

More than 250 people said they would attend a silent protest during Trump's visit to Squirrel Hill, which is about 40 percent Jewish.

As he stood in line at the funeral, Friedman wondered why he had been spared. "When I stopped in, I asked him how he was doing". "I usually sit in the back row".

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