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.
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