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Trump Responds to Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: ‘This Evil Anti-Semitic Attack is an Assault on All of Us’

President Donald Trump started out his rally in Illinois by addressing the deadly shooting in Pittsburgh earlier today.

“Before going any further, I want to address the horrible shooting that took place earlier today. The hearts of all Americans are filled with grief, following the monstrous killing of Jewish Americans at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You’ve all seen it. You’ve been watching it. It is horrible. The suspect is in custody,” Trump began.

Then addressing anti-semitism, Trump said this, reading from the prompter:

“This evil anti-semitic attack is an assault on all of us. It’s an assault on humanity. It will require all of us working together to extract the hateful poison of anti-semitism from our world. This was an anti-semitic attack at its worst. The scourge of anti-semitism cannot be ignored, cannot be tolerated and it cannot be allowed to continue. We can’t allow it to continue. It must be confronted and condemned everywhere it rears its very ugly head. We must stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters to defeat antisemitism and vanquish the forces of hate. That’s what it is. Through the centuries, the Jews have endured terrible persecution. You know that. We have all read it. We have studied it. They have gone through a lot. And those seeking their destruction, we will seek their destruction.”

He then called for bringing back the death penalty drawing raucous applause.

Trump then concluded by saying “we protect the freedom of worship” and “we defend our heritage.”

Watch above, via Fox News

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