Donald, Melania Trump to Visit Pennsylvania After Synagogue Attack – White House

  30 October 2018    Read: 766
Donald, Melania Trump to Visit Pennsylvania After Synagogue Attack – White House

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will travel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Tuesday following Saturday’s mass shooting in a synagogue, the White House spokeswoman told reporters on Monday, Sputnik reports.

“Tomorrow the president and First Lady will travel to Pennsylvania to express the support of the American people and grieve with the Pittsburgh community,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

Earlier, reacting to the deadly attack, Donald Trump called it a "wicked act of mass murder," that is "pure evil," and "something that is unimaginable." The president said he will personally travel to Pittsburgh to commemorate the victims.

The tragedy took place on Saturday, when a gunman opened fire inside a synagogue, killing 11 people and injuring another six. He was wounded in a shootout with police before surrendering to security forces.

During his arrest, Bowers was reportedly shouting anti-Semitic slogans. According to media reports, he chased people from the main hall into the synagogue's basement, armed with a rifle and three handguns. Bowers has been charged with 29 federal counts, and, according to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, will most likely face a death penalty.


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