Trump Addresses Synagogue Shooting in Speech: ‘The Vile Hate-Filled Poison of Anti-Semitism Must Be Condemned’


President Trump opened his speech to the Future Farmers of America by addressing the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

“This wicked act of mass murder is pure evil, hard to believe, and frankly, something that is unimaginable,” the President said. “Our nation and the world are shocked and stunned by the grief. This was an anti-Semitic act. You wouldn’t think this would be possible in this day and age, but we just don’t seem to learn from the past. Our minds cannot comprehend the cruel hate and the twisted malice that could cause a person to unleash such terrible violence during a baby naming ceremony.”

And he very explicitly said it was an act of anti-Semitism that should be condemned whenever it appears:

“Anti-Semitism and the widespread persecution of Jews represents one of the ugliest and darkest features of human history. The vile hate-filled poison of anti-Semitism must be condemned and confronted everywhere and anywhere it appears. There must be no tolerance for anti-Semitism in America or for any form of religious or racial hatred or prejudice. You know that. You know that very well.”

“Today, with one unified voice,” he continued, “we condemn the historic evil of anti-Semitism and every other form of evil.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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