Jewish leaders in Pittsburgh say President Trump is not welcome until he condemns white nationalism

Following the shooting that left 11 people dead at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Jewish leaders in the city say President Trump is not welcome until he denounces white nationalism. 

Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership wrote a letter to Trump saying, quote, “Our Jewish community is not the only group you have targeted. You have also deliberately undermined the safety of people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.” 

The president, speaking at a rally in Illinois, made the case for a tougher punishment for the man responsible. Trump said: “Now when you have crimes like this, whether it’s this one or another one on another group, we have to bring back the death penalty. They have to pay.” 

He also called the attack an assault on humanity while also arguing that an armed guard would have prevented the attack. 

46-year-old Robert Bowers was arrested and charged with the shooting, the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. 

See more related to this story:

9 PHOTOS
Trump rallies in Illinois after Pa. synagogue shooting
See Gallery
Trump rallies in Illinois after Pa. synagogue shooting
President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Southern Illinois Airport Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Murphysboro, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
President Donald Trump gestures to the audience as he departs a rally at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Supporters hold up signs as President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Southern Illinois Airport Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Murphysboro, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
President Donald Trump waves as he leaves the stage after speaking to supporters during a rally at Southern Illinois Airport Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Murphysboro, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Southern Illinois Airport Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Murphysboro, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
President Donald Trump pauses while speaking at a rally at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A member of the audience wears a shirt that reads "Proud to Be A Trump Deplorable" as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Children in the audience listen as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.