President Trump strongly condemned Saturday's massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue, but his sympathy, call for the shooter to be executed, and plan to visit the city today were not enough.
A leftist group plugged in to subversive billionaire George Soros through his son, Alexander, are exploiting the shooting to generate hatred against Trump, and told him not to visit Pittsburgh until he disavows “white nationalism.”
Trump has never supported white nationalism or anti-Semitism, but that narrative is driving the move to connect him to the deranged, anti-Semitic shooter.
Speaking at the annual convention of the the Future Farmers of America in Indianapolis, the president was unequivocal: “This wicked act of mass murder is pure evil, hard to believe, and frankly, something that is unimaginable.”
Anti-Semitism and the widespread persecution of Jews represents one of the ugliest and darkest features of human history. The vile, hate-filled poison of anti-Semitism must be condemned and confronted everywhere and anywhere it appears. There must be no tolerance for anti-Semitism in America or for any form of religious or racial hatred or prejudice.
Trump did note the obvious in calling for the death penalty. An armed guard might have protected the 11 innocent victims.
On Twitter, Trump said likewise: “This evil Anti-Semitic attack is an assault on humanity. It will take all of us working together to extract the poison of Anti-Semitism from our world. We must unite to conquer hate.”
Jewish “Leaders” Denounce Trump, 35,000 “Sign” Letter
Multiple media reports claimed that 11 Jewish “leaders” in Pittsburgh, representing a leftist Jewish group called Bend the Arc, wrote to Trump and told him to stay away.
The letter, signed by the group’s “steering committee” but bearing no names, directly blamed the shooting at Tree of Life synagogue on Trump, whose son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is Jewish.
“Yesterday’s violence is the direct culmination of your influence,” claiming Trump has “emboldened the growing white nationalist movement.”
The letter lied about the president and said he isn’t welcome in Pittsburgh in a refrain. “You are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you fully denounce white nationalism,” it said.
It claimed Trump “targeted” Jews and “deliberately undermined the safety of people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities,” and falsely claimed that “yesterday’s massacre is not the first act of terror you incited against a minority group in our country.”
The letter said the murderer “killed Jews in order to undermine the efforts of all those who find shared humanity with immigrants and refugees,” and so Trump is “not welcome in Pittsburgh until you cease your assault on immigrants and refugees.”
The letter does not explain when Trump ever “targeted” Jews, but at any rate, the “11 leaders” who signed the piece are unnamed at the Pittsburgh Bend the Arc’s website. At this writing, it claims nearly 7,000 people toward a goal of 85,000 have “signed it.”
Andy Dlinn, who was in a synagogue minutes away from Tree of Life when the shooting occurred, said he didn’t know any of the “leaders.” “They are not leaders but liberal activists and I am pretty sure they don't live here,” he wrote in an e-mail.
One name does stick out on Bend the Arc’s main website: Alexander Soros, deputy chair of his father’s subversive, anti-American Open Society Foundations. Young Soros, the website reports, is the founding chair of Bend the Arc.
Shooter Was No Trump Supporter
Unlike the “steering committee” at Bend the Arc, Dlinn, a member of the John Birch Society’s National Council, didn’t blame Trump.
“It appears [the shooter’s] hate was about immigration and that ‘the Jews were coming to kill us and I wanted to kill them first,’” he wrote. “Keep in mind, all these shooters are mentally deranged. Bowers was no exception. He’s got a long rap sheet.”
Indeed, as CNN reported, Bowers did not support Trump, didn’t vote for Trump, and blamed Jews for the migrants surging through Mexico toward the United States. If anything, given what he wrote on social media, he probably hated Trump because of his Jewish son-in-law.
“Trump is surrounded by k****s,” he wrote. “Trump is a globalist, not a nationalist,” and “there is no #MAGA as long as there is a k*** infestation.”
Wrote Dlinn, “for thousands of years, anti-Semitic feelings have always been prevalent. This is nothing new. There always is no logic or consonance to any of this.”
As for the Left’s attacking Trump for the murders, he wrote, “These folks hate Trump and will use anything to get him.”
“The interesting thing is the more they attack Trump,” he continued, “the more his approval ratings rise. Every time they try something, it fails but they can't stop. Of course, many are paid not to stop.”
Image: screenshot from Bend the Arc website