President Trump spoke out on the mass shooting today in Pittsburgh calling it a “wicked act of mass murder”. The president held a rally in Murphysboro, Illinois and spoke about how we must continue with our lives and not change because of the hateful attack:
‘We have our lives. We have our schedules. And nobody’s going to change it.”
President Trump called for the death penalty in this case of hate:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 27, 2018
President Trump talked about how this could have been prevented:
‘If there was an armed guard inside the temple they would have been able to stop him. Maybe there would have been nobody killed except for him, frankly. Isn’t it a shame that you have to think of that inside of a temple or inside of a church? But certainly, the result would have been far better.’
The shooting occurred at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh. The shooter has been identified as 46-year-old Robert Bowers and is in custody. The shooter called President Trump a “globalist” and had numerous anti-semitic comments on social media.
President Trump’s remarks today have been spot on. He touched on the wickedness of the mass shooter and how we must not let these wicked people change the way we live. He’s so right.
We pray and mourn for those lives lost and for the loved ones left behind.