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Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:20 PM

Trump makes solemn visit to Pittsburgh, even as officials shun his timing

Source: CNN

Updated 6:07 PM ET, Tue October 30, 2018

(CNN)President Donald Trump paid a solemn visit Tuesday to grieving Pittsburgh, where some local officials said his presence was unwelcome and where shouts of protest could be heard in the distance as he viewed memorials to the murdered victims.

Trump went unaccompanied by a slate of elected leaders who declined invitations to join him. Instead he traveled alongside the first lady and prominent Jewish members of his administration -- including daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner -- to somberly lay stones atop the 11 Star of David markers planted in the ground outside the Tree of Life synagogue. The traditional Jewish practice was in remembrance of the victims of Saturday's shooting spree, the worst anti-Semitic attack in American history.

Trump was greeted at the scene by the congregation's rabbi, Jeffrey Myers, and Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer. He lit candles in the synagogue's entryway, but did not venture into the sanctuary, which is still considered a crime scene.

Later, Trump visited with wounded law enforcement officers at a local hospital. He was due back in Washington in a matter of hours

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/30/politics/donald-trump-pittsburgh-visit-shooting/index.html



Nothing shames or embarrasses this person.

At least he had Jared and Ivanka to comfort him.

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Reply Trump makes solemn visit to Pittsburgh, even as officials shun his timing (Original post)
George II Oct 2018 OP
Achilleaze Oct 2018 #1
ananda Oct 2018 #2
RKP5637 Oct 2018 #3
George II Oct 2018 #4
Cha Oct 2018 #8
Mr.Bill Oct 2018 #5
Kurt V. Oct 2018 #6
groundloop Oct 2018 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2018 #9
George II Oct 2018 #10
cstanleytech Oct 2018 #11
bucolic_frolic Oct 2018 #12
Va Lefty Oct 2018 #13
Maxheader Oct 2018 #14
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #15
ChazInAz Oct 2018 #16
Solly Mack Oct 2018 #17
kskiska Oct 2018 #18
Vestigial_Sister Oct 2018 #19

Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:23 PM

1. Solemn?

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:24 PM

2. I hate normalization!

..

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:27 PM

3. ... must have given him more calming drugs than usual! n/t

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:28 PM

4. Hey, I gotta use the story's real headline, whether it's true or not.

Jared got out of the limousine with a yarmulke, Ivanka was wearing something women wear to the Kentucky Derby. I didn't see it, but no doubt Melania was wearing stilettos.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:38 PM

8. Really. Fuck that Gaslighting noise.. it's a fucking

photo op and it looks like it Backfired.

Trump's motorcade forced to turn around after thousands of protesters flood Pittsburgh streets that he was shocked at how ‘how big’ and ‘how quickly’ the protest against Trump’s visit grew"

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211343892







Thank You, Pittsburgh!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:30 PM

5. Later he will tweet

that it was "a disgrace" that other elected officials refused to come with him.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:33 PM

6. you are so right. Nothing shames him.

i know people like this, but they aren't the freaking president!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:33 PM

7. Are we really supposed to believe that Tiny didn't make this about him?

I'm not buying it.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:42 PM

9. Everything has to be about him.

The bride at every wedding, the baby at every baptism, the corpse at every funeral. This time almost literally.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:45 PM

10. To be honest, I wouldn't know how it worked out, I saw the bunch of them get out of the limousine...

....and switched over to ESPN. Can't stomach him at times like this.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:48 PM

11. "baby at every baptism" Didnt you know? Gerber offered him a job after he is out of office as

their new mascot for a premium brand of baby food.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:59 PM

12. "Solemn" assumes empathy and understanding

What am I missing?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 06:18 PM

13. I'm sure he is seething over the fact nobody wanted to accompany him

He will lash out soon.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 06:20 PM

14. All this to reinforce the donny bots it is a


caring prez...About votes...

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 06:31 PM

15. He got his photo op, and that's all he cares about. nt

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 06:35 PM

16. To be a fly on the wall.

The atmosphere in Air Force One (Or Marine One) must have been chillingly lethal on the flight back.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 06:43 PM

17. Trump's the kind of asshole who - when someone says don't come - makes a point

of going anyway.

That's not solemn - that's a fuck you.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 07:11 PM

18. Only visited law enforcement officers at the hospital

I guess none of the targeted congregation wanted to see him.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 02:11 AM

19. What? He ...

didn't toss out of body bags like he did paper towels?

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