‘President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh,’ says Area Jewish Group

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Press Secretary Sanders fired back at the media during a briefing Monday, saying the first thing the press did after the shooting was blame the president.

The letter states the president is "not welcome in Pittsburgh" until he fully denounces white nationalism.

During her remarks, the press secretary became emotional over the loss of life that occurred on Saturday during services at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

"The president is not referencing all media", Sanders replied.

ABC News' Jonathan Karl began the pile-on at the briefing's opening, asking Sanders if Trump harbored "any concern at all that his words could inspire or provoke troubled people to do very bad things?"

It was just last week that President Trump referred to himself as a "nationalist", which angered a lot of people and organizations who have condemned white nationalism since the attacks in Charlottesville past year.

Sanders said Mr. Trump "adores Jewish Americans as part of his own family".

Her voice cracking with emotion, she added: "The president is the grandfather of several Jewish grandchildren". Kushner, she noted, is the descendant of Holocaust survivors.

Robert Bowers, the man police say is responsible for the slaying of 11 Jewish worshippers, had blamed a Jewish organisation, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) for helping bring immigrants to the US.

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The president's comments follow a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue and a mail bomb scare targeting Democrats and CNN. She said Trump won't shy away from drawing distinctions with Democrats in the final week before the midterm elections.

Throughout his campaign and presidency, Trump has been an unrelenting critic of the media.

"We will come together Tuesday to honor those who lost their lives on Saturday and to condemn all acts of hateful violence", Schapira said in a press release.

CNN President Jeff Zucker said another suspicious package addressed to CNN was intercepted Monday at an Atlanta post office. "The very first thing the media did was blame the president and make him responsible for these ridiculous acts", Sanders retorted.

Sanders also used her press conference to complain about what she said was nearly constantly critical media coverage.

The White House said President Trump will travel to Pittsburgh on Tuesday to offer his support in the wake of the Tree of Life Congregation massacre despite concerns from local officials about the timing of the visit. If they had protection inside the results would have been far better.

"I'm not going to walk through a list but those individuals probably know who they are", Sanders responded.

"I think it's irresponsible of a news organization like yours to blame responsibility of a pipe bomb that was not sent by the president", Sanders said, referring to CNN.

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