President Trump will travel to Pittsburgh following mass shooting at synagogue

Posted at 2:42 PM, Oct 29, 2018

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will travel to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday.

She called the "heinous killing" at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh "a chilling act of mass murder" and an "act of hatred," adding that anti-Semitism is a "plague to humanity" and something that all Americans "have a duty to confront."

"The American people reject hatred, bigotry, prejudice and violence," she said during the first White House press briefing in 26 days.

Sanders noted that the President -- whose daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren are Jewish -- "adores" and "cherishes" the Jewish community, her voice breaking up at times.



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