Trump Tweets Somber Video of Visit to Pittsburgh Synagogue, Adds ‘Fake News’ is ‘Disgraceful!’


Incensed with the media coverage of his trip to Pittsburgh, PA to pay his respects to the victims of Saturday’s mass shooting tragedy inside an area synagogue, President Donald Trump is trying to fight off the narrative that protests figured prominently in his visit.

Wednesday morning on Twitter, Trump posted a 55-second video capturing his trip. With a somber musical selection playing in the background, the president and First Lady Melania Trump are seen placing flowers at the memorial set up for the victims. No footage of any protesters is included in the Trump clip. The president claims there wasn’t all that much to the protests.

Trump made sure to take a shot at the media in his tweet:

“Melania and I were treated very nicely yesterday in Pittsburgh,” Trump said. “The Office of the President was shown great respect on a very sad & solemn day. We were treated so warmly. Small protest was not seen by us, staged far away. The Fake News stories were just the opposite-Disgraceful!”

Already, there is a great deal of backlash to the president’s tweet. We’ll be posting momentarily about the widespread criticism Trump is receiving for — in the opinion of many on social media — again politicizing a tragedy.

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