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Anger, controversy follow Trump on visit to grieving Pittsburgh
  Wednesday 31 October, 2018
Anger, controversy follow Trump on visit to grieving Pittsburgh

WASHINGTON Tragedies like the massacre that took place in a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend usually move people to put politics aside.

But as President Donald Trump touched down Tuesday in a city still reeling from the most deadly anti-Semitic attack in American history, he was greeted by hundreds of protesters singing softly in Hebrew or holding signs underscoring how controversy tends to follow Trump even on the most solemn of occasions.

Days after a gunman burst into Tree of Life Synagogue killing 11, Trump was once against thrust into the uneasy role of consoling a deeply divided nation even as he has relied on increasingly sharp rhetoric to define Democrats ahead of the midterm election.

Joined by first lady Melania Trump, the president honored a Jewish custom by placing stones on memorials outside the synagogue. Inside, the first couple lit candles in honor of each of the slain worshipers, the White House said.

A difficult task for any president, the job of uniting a grieving nation has proven especially daunting at times for Trump, a combative former businessman who relishes sharp-elbowed rhetoric often aimed at defining his opponents as "evil."

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/10/30/pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting-donald-trump-consoler-draws-protests/1820114002/

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