11 people were killed and 6 more injured, including four police officers, on Saturday when a gunman opened fire at Tree of Life Synagogue in the historic Jewish neighborhood of Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
After a day spent musing that if there was an armed guard there, they would have stopped the shooting and washing his hands of any responsibility for stoking hatred and bigotry, President Donald Trump decided it would be good to start tweeting about his expertise in managing a baseball team.
Last night he tweeted:
Watching the Dodgers/Red Sox final innings. It is amazing how a manager takes out a pitcher who is loose & dominating through almost 7 innings, Rich Hill of Dodgers, and brings in nervous reliever(s) who get shellacked. 4 run lead gone. Managers do it all the time, big mistake!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2018
This has been a week of violence, with 14 bomb threats—targeting Democratic leaders and critics of Trump by a fervent supporter of the President—and this antisemitic attack, which people were quick to point out.
14 bomb threats against people you labelled as your enemies , 11 murders based on anti Semitic motives . Now you are criticizing baseball managers, having never played the game. Like threatening war and never serving #bone spurs . Where are @POTUS priorities? @WSJ @nytimes
— John Parisella (@JohnParisella) October 28, 2018
— Thomas Stratton (@ThomasLStratton) October 28, 2018
Didn't something else happen yesterday? Another terrorist attack? Shows that you are very weak and should step down from the Office.https://t.co/zZR7Bx6BHx
— Jimmy Funguy9 (@JimmyFunGuy9) October 28, 2018
Very presidential of you to ignore the hate that is consuming our once great country and focus on a baseball game. You're not making America great again, you're making it ok for America to hate again. Didja forget about Mueller? Gettin' closer…tick tock, asshat.
— Alt_bluejaxrock (@bluejaxrock2018) October 28, 2018
Joyce Feinberg, 75
Rich Gotfried, 65
Rose Malinger, 97
Jerry Rabinowitz, 66
Cecil Rosenthal, 59
David Rosenthal, 54 (brothers)
Bernice Simon, 84
Sylvan Simon, 86 (a married couple)
Daniel Stein, 71
Melvin Wax, 88
Irving Youngner, 69
— XX (@averynastywoman) October 28, 2018
Many had harsh words for the President.
After this past week, you’ve got some serious blood on your hands, buddy. You already knew that, though. You couldn’t have expected a very different outcome from agitating the worst of sentiments in people.
— Louis Reale (@reale_louis) October 28, 2018
— RustyBertrand (@RustyBertrand) October 28, 2018
As the top leader of this country the uniting must start with you. I do NOT see that ever happening. You continue to use hateful rhetoric at your rallies, on Twitter, in pressers, in interviews. Until u start leading by example the hate will not end.
— Sheila Loney (@glowwoman) October 28, 2018
Donald, be a real man and accept responsibility for your words, apologize to the nation for inciting hatred and violence, and unite all it's citizens. Governing is not in any way about winning; it's about discarding your personal ambition to do what is best for your people.
— Jennifer Dian (@MouthyOldBat) October 28, 2018
So, like when are you going to take action on these words? You're the most divisive influence, constantly attacking over half the population of the US, the press and anyone who criticizes you. Every other POTUS has taken criticism, without inciting hate and violence.
— Red Dawn Votes Blue (@viewsfordays) October 28, 2018
.@realDonaldTrump you wanna know who didn't shoot up a synagogue yesterday?
A Mexican kid in a cage
A Honduran refugee
An LGBTQ person
A Black Teen
A Muslim Terrorist
A Women's Rights Advocate
Keep adding to the list and keep it going!
— Aunt Crabby calls Bullshit (@DearAuntCrabby) October 28, 2018
Go on Facebook, look at comments on Twitter, talk to kooky relatives – there’s not much separating the synagogue killer or the MAGA bomber from the average crackpot Trump supporter/conspiracy theorist except the act. And thats what’s really frightening.
— Rogue WH Snr Advisor (@RogueSNRadvisor) October 28, 2018
A gunman attacked Comet Pizza to stop Hillary’s child sex ring.
A gunman killed 11 worshipers at a Synagogue he blamed for financing the immigrant “caravan.”
Conservative extremists believe anything Trump, Fox, Breitbart, InfoWars, and Rush sell them.
GOP DISINFORMATION KILLS. pic.twitter.com/1igNIq5Vyl
— Bryan Dawson (@BryanDawsonUSA) October 28, 2018
Thousands of people gathered in Pittsburgh for a candlelight vigil Saturday night.
The President told the world he watched a baseball game.