Donald Trump escalates anti-media rhetoric after wave of violence

Donald Trump escalates anti-media rhetoric after wave of violence

Donald Trump escalates anti-media rhetoric after wave of violence

In the wake of Saturday's mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, a local rabbi said it's "reasonable" for people in the city to feel wary of a visit from U.S. President Donald Trump.

The letter to Trump ends by stating, "While we can not speak for all Pittsburghers, or even all Jewish Pittsburghers, we know we speak for a diverse and unified group when we say: President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you commit yourself to compassionate, democratic policies that recognize the dignity of all of us".

Trump did, in fact, condemn the "evil Anti-Semitic attack", in a tweet that, according to reports, Ivanka and Jared Kushner had to persuade him to write.

The letter states the president is "not welcome in Pittsburgh" until he fully denounces white nationalism. "At times, I think there's individuals that the President would be referencing".

It was just last week that President Trump referred to himself as a "nationalist", which angered a lot of people and organizations who have condemned white nationalism since the attacks in Charlottesville past year. In a response to questions from Democrats in Congress a year ago, FCC chairman Ajit Pai said that he did not agree that the media was the "enemy of the people", but also noted that Trump was referring to the "fake news" media.

"You can't start putting the responsibility of the individuals on anybody but the individual who carried out the crime", Sanders said.

The White House announced the trip Monday amid a mounting row over whether Trump's fierce rhetoric at campaign rallies and on Twitter has been partly responsible for stoking extremist fires ahead of November 6 midterm elections.

When the shots subsided, he said, another congregant, Melvin Wax, opened the door, only to be shot.

"[JSA Vice President of Outreach Courtney Cooperman] was probably the first person I called ... and pretty quickly, Courtney and I went to plan something", he said.

And Sanders made clear Trump was unlikely to change course, saying the president will "continue to fight back" against critics.

"And the first three people who are taking care of him are Jewish".

That caravan has been a popular talking point of late for Trump, whose early efforts to ratchet back his rhetoric amid last week's pipe-bomb scare have since given way to old patterns.

Scott Brady, the USA attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, has begun the process of seeking the death penalty in the case, a decision that rests with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Barry Werber says members of the synagogue's New Light Congregation were in the basement and beginning to pray when they heard crashing coming from upstairs.

"We find strength in one another", Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a democrat, said in an interview.

For example, Bowers had reportedly referred on social media to anger at a group of several thousand impoverished Central Americans now attempting to walk north to the United States - a favourite target of the president's anti-immigrant rhetoric. "I think that is outrageous, and I think it's irresponsible".

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