White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the president's visit to the Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 people were slain in the worst act of anti-Semitic violence in American history was "very humbling" and "very sad."
Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One on Tuesday that President Donald Trump had "wanted today to be about showing respect for the families and the friends of the victims as well as for Jewish Americans."
She says Trump was "incredibly impressed" by Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, who had been conducting services when the shots rang out. And she says Trump's visit to a local hospital included time in the intensive care unit, where he visited one of the injured first responders.
She says Trump "was incredibly moved" by how supportive the law enforcement members were of one another.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump also visited victims of the shooting at a local hospital.
As the presidential motorcade rolled up to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, it passed several hundred protesters on the street and a sign that said, "It's your fault."
Some people in Pittsburgh have welcomed the presidential visit, while others have used it as an opportunity to criticize his partisan rhetoric, which they claim is leading to violence.
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