Trump denounces ‘hate’ in America after synagogue shooting

Trump speaks about the shooting in Pittsburgh, before traveling to Indiana and Illinois. (AP)

US President Donald Trump hit out Saturday at what he called “hate” in America after a gunman opened fire at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing and injuring several people. Full story

“It’s a terrible, terrible thing what’s going on with hate in our country frankly, and all over the world,” Trump told reporters as he left for a series of campaign events in Indiana and Illinois.

“Something has to be done,” said the president. “When people do this, they should get the death penalty.”

As local media reported the death toll in Pennsylvania could be as high as eight people, Trump said the shooting appeared “far more devastating than anybody originally thought.”

He said in a tweet: “Events in Pittsburgh are far more devastating than originally thought. Spoke with Mayor and Governor to inform them that the Federal Government has been, and will be, with them all the way. I will speak to the media shortly and make further statement at Future Farmers of America.”


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