White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a press briefing on Monday that the president and first lady are traveling to Pennsylvania on Tuesday, following the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend, staff at the Washington Post live-tweeted.
At the White House press briefing on Monday, CNN's Jim Acosta pressed Sanders on just which outlets Trump was referring to when he was using the phrase "enemy of the people". He said that "this evil Anti-Semitic attack is an assault on humanity".
The White House announced the trip Monday amid a mounting row over whether Trump's fierce rhetoric at campaign rallies and on Twitter has been partly responsible for stoking extremist fires ahead of November 6 midterm elections.
Critics of Trump have said that his incendiary rhetoric has contributed to a rise in extremism and could be perceived by radicals as a green light for violence.
The president has made a number of similar statements as the country has grappled with disturbing acts of violence or attempted violence.
"The very first thing the media does was blame the president". "That is outrageous that that would be the very first reaction of so many people across this country".
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Fischer said Thursday he's "sick and heartbroken" that two people were shot to death, and says the tragedy "hit close to home". The shooting took place in broad daylight in a grocery store and its parking lot Jeffersontown, a suburb of Louisville.
The bomb scare, with new packages surfacing daily but never detonating, kept the nation on edge for a week.
The police affidavit says calls began coming in to 911 just before 10 a.m. Saturday, reporting "they were being attacked".
Officials said at a news conference Sunday that the victims ranged in age from 54 to 97 and included brothers and a husband and wife. Robert Bowers is charged with killing 11 people in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in USA history.
Shortly after the shooting, Mr. Trump strongly condemned the senseless bloodshed and denounced anti-Semitism.
Last week, as packages with explosives were sent to top Democrats, some conservative commentators on USA radio and television shows suggested it was a "false flag" operation being carried out by left-wing opponents of Trump looking to gain a political advantage before next week's national congressional elections. President Barack Obama visited India twice and was chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations on his second visit in 2015, a year after PM Modi came to power.
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Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), former Attorney General Eric Holder, actor Robert De Niro, and donors George Soros and Tom Steyer. Fox News reported that the incident prompted an evacuation while CNN's Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto were on the air.
A group of Jewish leaders told Trump in an open letter that he was "not welcome in Pittsburgh until you fully denounce white nationalism".
However, Trump has been embraced by white nationalists and far-right activists. In 2015, the then USA president Barack Obama had attended it as the chief guest which was his second visit to India as American president.
Jeffrey Myers, a Tree of Life rabbi who was present when the attack started, told CNN that "the president of the United States is always welcome".
The alleged gunman, Robert Bowers, 46, was taken into custody and is due to appear in court Monday.
Robert Bowers arrived in court in Pittsburgh shackled to a wheelchair and wearing a blue shirt. The judge ordered Mr. Bowers held without bail at least until a preliminary hearing Thursday, when prosecutors will outline their case against him.
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Back in 2013, the CDU had to make a coalition with the Alliance 90/The Greens after the election resulted in no clear victor . Of the SPD, he added: "A party on the way down can not suddenly rise from the ashes by going into the opposition".