Trump Visits Site of Massacre of 11 Jewish Worshippers
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a gunman massacred 11 worshippers during Saturday’s Sabbath prayers.
Trump shook hands with the synagogue’s Rabbi Jeffrey Myers and Israeli ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer.
Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner — wearing a Jewish skullcap — and daughter Ivanka Trump, who converted to Judaism when she married Kushner, accompanied the president.
Donald and Melania Trump placed a stone at each of the 11 Stars of David set up outside the synagogue. Placing stones at a grave or remembrance site is an ancient Jewish tradition.
“The president was very moved by the visit and his time with the rabbi and called it very humbling and sad,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.
A large crowd of protesters opposed to Trump’s visit marched nearby. Many chanted “turn your backs,” anticipating the president’s motorcade would pass by.
Trump also met at the hospital with three police officers who were wounded in the synagogue shooting and the doctors who treated them.