Trump to visit Pittsburgh against the wishes of many Pittsburghers

11 victims in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting are identified

"It was an act of hatred and above all, it was an act of evil", Sanders said, adding that the president "cherishes the American Jewish community for everything it stands for and contributes to our country".

Prior to that announcement, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said Trump should hold off on visiting Pittsburgh until after funerals are held for the 11 people killed Saturday at Squirrel Hill's Tree of Life Congregation synagogue.

The Pittsburgh shooting suspect's social media posts indicate that he believed Jews were at fault for helping transport members of the migrant caravans from Central America that Trump has been stoking fears about for weeks.

But not everyone wants the president here, including two Jewish groups that have addressed a letter to him and circulated an online petition with this message: "It is extremely disrespectful, and you are not welcome", said Ella Mason with If Not Now PGH.

"I am a citizen and he is my president", Myers said, responding in the affirmative.

Trump said Saturday after the shooting that there is no need for stricter gun laws, instead telling reporters before traveling to a campaign rally in IL that he believes the religious facility should have had armed guards. "Wrong! I said that the "Fake News (Media) is the Enemy of the People", a very big difference", he tweeted.

When President Donald Trump visits Pittsburgh Tuesday, he'll be faced with the tough task of balancing the traditional presidential duty to comfort and unite the country following the deadly synagogue shooting with his instinct to rip into his political foes and the press.

Sanders doubled down that the first thing Trump did was condemn the "heinous acts", while the first thing the media did was blame Trump and his administration.

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"He's also harshly attacked some of the very people that received those pipe bombs, and this morning suggesting that the news media is responsible for the anger in the country", Karl said.

"We'll continue to do that; I'm doing it here today", she said.

"Would that include my outlet?"

Specifically, Politico reports that last Tuesday, "the president was slated for more than nine hours of 'Executive Time, ' a euphemism for the unstructured time Trump spends tweeting, phoning friends and watching television".

But critics have blasted the Republican president for his frequent anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim comments, and for blaming "both sides" when a counter-protester was killed at a white supremacist rally in Virginia in 2017. "Blowback from his words came and cost people's lives, and we said enough is enough".

Sanders appeared especially incensed by some suggestions that some of the rhetoric and divisiveness coming out of the White House might be tied to some of the violence over the past week.

Federal prosecutors intend to pursue the death penalty against Bowers, US Attorney Scott Brady said Sunday. "I think that is outrageous, and I think it's irresponsible". They said his words voicing concern over the mailed packages "ring hollow" in light of other statements Trump has made.

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