Published: Tue, October 30, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Donald Trump Blames The Media In Wake Of Synagogue Shooting

Donald Trump Blames The Media In Wake Of Synagogue Shooting

U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on the news media Monday following a week of election-season violence, arguing that "fraudulent" reporting was contributing to anger in the country and declaring that the press was the "true Enemy of the People", as news broke that the far-right terrorist behind the recent bomb plot was a staunch supporter of the real estate mogul-turned-president.

In the aftermath of the discovery of mail bombs sent to CNN and top Democrats and the shooting massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue, Trump has been blaming the media for the toxic political atmosphere, as attention focuses on the president's own past rhetoric. The White House says Trump plans to visit to "grieve with the families".

It noted the president has frequently criticised immigrants and Muslims.

Authorities identified the shooter as Robert Gregory Bowers, who later told police "I just want to kill Jews", according to a federal affidavit.

Fellow members of the New Light Congregation say Wax was a pillar of the congregation, filling many roles there.

Officials say Robert Bowers was armed with a rifle and three handguns when he walked inside the Tree of Life synagogue during Sabbath services Saturday morning and opened fire, killing 11 people and wounding six in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in USA history.

The Bend the Arc letter blames the president for a climate that enabled and encouraged Saturday's shooting. People who encountered him in person described him as an unremarkable loner who gave no indications of the rage and bigotry he routinely expressed online. "Ain't that a kick in the trousers?"

He was discharged from a hospital and appeared in court in a wheelchair wearing handcuffs and shackles. Courtroom deputies freed one of his hands from cuffs so he could sign paperwork. It's OK, I can scribble, the 46-year-old truck driver said.

He was slightly hunched and looked down when addressed by the judge.

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The Time Warner Building in New York City, where media organisation CNN is based, was evacuated after receiving a similar package. The FBI said a package, "similar in appearance to the others" found this week, was addressed to Booker and located in Florida.

He is facing 29 criminal charges and prosecutors are planning to pursue the death penalty.

The hearing lasted only a few minutes to set a date for Thursday, when the prosecution will bring evidence.

"I pray that he listens to what we have to say and anyone else has to say who is mourning".

Past president of Tree of Life synagogue Lynnette Lederman felt differently about Trump coming here, telling CNN, "I do not welcome this President to my city".

Several had attended the place of worship since childhood. The toll included a husband and wife, professors, dentists and physicians.

The first funeral - for Cecil Rosenthal and his younger brother, David - was set for Tuesday.

Mr Bowers allegedly stormed the Tree of Life temple in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood of Pittsburgh, shouting: "All Jews must die!"

"Our investigation of these hate crimes continues", said U.S. Attorney Scott Brady in a Monday statement.

Barry Werber, 76, said he found himself hiding in a dark storage closet as the gunman tore through the building. She retorted: "I'm not going to walk through a list but I think those individuals probably know who they are". "Unfortunately, that's our burden to bear".

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