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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will be in Pittsburgh on Tuesday following the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill.

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Press Secretary Sarah Sanders made the announcement at a White House briefing on Monday afternoon.

“Tomorrow the president and first lady will travel to Pennsylvania to express the support of the American people and grieve with the Pittsburgh community,” she said.

Further details on exactly where the president and the first lady will be or when have not yet been released.

President Donald Trump called the shooting a “terrible thing” and said “it’s a shame to watch.”

“It’s a terrible terrible thing what’s going on with hate in our country, and frankly all over the world and something has be done,” Trump said. “It’s just a shame to watch this and to see it for so many years, so much of it, it’s a shame.”


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On Saturday, President Trump said the outcome at the Pittsburgh synagogue would have been different if there was armed protection.

Trump told reporters, “They had a maniac walk in and they didn’t have any protection and that is just so sad to see. The results could have been much better.”

Meghan Schiller’s Report:

Eleven people were killed and a number of others injured after a shooting situation at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill.

“This has little to do with it. If they had protection inside the results would have been far better. This is a dispute that will always exist I suspect. But if they had some kind of protection inside the temple, maybe it could have been a much different situation. But they didn’t and he was able to do things that unfortunately he shouldn’t have been able to do.”

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Robert Bowers, 46, allegedly walked into the synagogue and shouted “All Jews must die” before opening fire.