They were trailed by first daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who are Jewish. Many chanted "turn your backs", anticipating the president's motorcade would pass by. "The shooter at the synagogue was doing it due to their support for immigrants and Trump has been attacking them".
"Well, I'm just going to pay my respects", Trump told Fox News on Monday night. They next went to the UPMC Presbyterian hospital, where Trump was scheduled to greet hospital staffers who treated the wounded, and the four wounded officers, along with their family and friends. Many held signs and banners referring to Trump's divisiveness and embrace of white nationalism. It also accuses him of preventing 10 other worshipers from practicing their religion while he attempted to kill them.
Earlier, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, both Democrats, said they would not meet with Trump and that the victims' relatives had made it clear they didn't want the president at funeral services.
He said he does not, though, think Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem has played a role in last Saturday's shooting deaths.
"I feel that what Trump is doing is taking the hatred and legitimizing it, bringing it into the mainstream", said Triona, who is from Pittsburgh but now lives in Philadelphia.
The top four Republican and Democratic congressional leaders declined a White House invitation to join Mr Trump in Pennsylvania.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) previously said that Robert Bowers, 46, of Baldwin, legally owned the guns.
Suspect Robert Bowers is facing more than two dozen charges related to the bloodshed at the Tree of Life, which is located in the city's traditionally Jewish Squirrel Hill neighborhood.
"He was very interested in social justice and he probably would not have wanted the death penalty (for the gunman)", Frankel said.
The attack - which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has described as the deadliest targeting Jews in United States history - has heightened a national debate over Trump's rhetoric, which critics say has contributed to a surge in white nationalist and neo-Nazi activity.
At least three people have been laid to rest in public funerals this week: brothers David and Cecil Rosenthal and Dr.
On Monday, CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota tried to goad Myers into blaming Trump's "rhetoric" for inspiring the gunman who launched the attack, and pressed Myers to disavow Trump, who then planned to visit Pittsburgh Tuesday. They were called "gentle giants", passing out prayer books, cheerfully greeting all familiar worshippers at the synagogue, and giving warm welcomes to newcomers.
Several members of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team were at their funeral.
Jodi Smith, a Pittsburgh native, joined mourners ahead of the Wax funeral at the Ralph Schugar Chapel and remembered him as a "very polite, gentle man". Jerry Rabinowitz. He was known for being friendly and always open to providing medical advice.
He was rarely seen without a colorful bowtie and was remembered as one of the first Pittsburgh doctors unafraid to treat AIDS patients when little was known about the disease.
"The court can not ignore the circumstances of one of the most rhetorically mould-breaking, violent, awful, hateful and contentious presidential elections in modern history, driven in large measure by the rhetorical China shop bull who is now our president", attorney Jim Pratt wrote in a memo filed on behalf of the convict, Patrick Stein, on Monday.
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