He chose the latter and insisted on his powerful massacre in southern Illinois as scratching his plans would have constituted…
He chose the latter and insisted on his powerful massacre in southern Illinois as scratching his plans would have constituted caveat to a criminal. It was the second time in a week as Trump continued with his campaign program, even in the case of hateful terrain that has left parts of the nation rattled and worried.
“This was a rough and rough day for all of us,” the president acknowledged as he took the scene inside a plane hanger, uncharacterically late after receiving briefings from terrorism officials aboard the Air Force One.
“This evil anti-Semitic attack is an attack on all of us. It is an attack on humanity. It will require us all to work together to extract the hateful poison of anti-Semitism from the world,” said Trump. “The hostage of antisemitism can not be ignored, can not be tolerated and may not continue.”
It was a powerful message that had sharpened in today’s course. Trump’s first comments about the shot, which came when he left Washington for the Midwest, suggested that the attack could have been prevented if Pittsburgh’s synagogue had hired an armed guard.
When he reached his rally, Trump was more acute in his rhetoric fought anti-Semitism’s “poison” and calls for death penalty to punish massacres.
“We must stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters to defeat antisemitism,” continued Trump, calling for the Americans to unite in their rejection of violence aimed at Jews for their religious beliefs.
But Trump’s campaign is not by nature the place of unity or reconciliation. The red hat’s sea of followers had not gathered inside Hangar 6 at Southern Illinois Airport for talking about a national bill of hatred. And the president has repeatedly shown a bit of penchant for using his collections for anything but stoking his political base.
Earlier this day, Trump told reporters that he was considering whether he would interrupt his rally. He decided that determining such a move would mean that the assassin got an edge. Instead, Trump compared its decision to host its campaign progress in resuming the New York Stock Exchange and celebrating professional baseball after the terrorist attacks on September 1
“We can not let people like this become important. When we change all of our lives to accommodate them, it’s not acceptable,” said Trump. “I do not want to change our lives for someone who’s sick and evil, and I do not think we should ever. “
And so he did not and quickly entered a campaign that included insults lobbed by Democrats like California Rep Maxine Waters, media members, he considered” stupid and very stupid people “and the familiar “unlock her” chant about his survived 2016 rival Hillary Clinton – familiar targets for Trump, some of whom were on a list of the mail bombers sent this week.
On Friday morning, Trump referred to quotes for the bombs and challenged media for what he said was the false assertion of the bombs to his own rhetoric. Following the arrest of the suspect Cesar Sayoc in Florida, Trump said that the “terrorist acts” had no place in the United States.
“V You must never allow political violence to kill America, “he said. “I’m determined to do everything in my power as president to stop it.”
Trump continued to hold a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the evening and at the event he continued to attack the media coverage of the bombs.
A law enforcement official said Sayoc lived in a habit covered with stickers that expressed support for Trump along with one who said “CNN sucks” and others present goals or crosshairs on prominent Democrats and numbers critical to Trump. 19659002] The Saturday afternoon rally in Murphysboro, Illinois, followed a stop in Indianapolis, Indiana, for a convention of agriculture and marked another of many campaign bouts for the president as he tries to increase the Republicans with just a few days left to the middle of the election.  Trump initially signaled that he could not use his hardest striking lines. He told reporters waiting in the bottom of the steps outside the Air Force One that he would be more subdued to his normal bombast, as he attributed to fury of negative media coverage.
“I’ll have a very different tone tonight,” Trump said. “And I would get a very different tone, okay if the press was even, if the press was fair. I would have a very different tone all the time. But I’m struggling for the media.”
But when he was in front of the audience, Trump heard another mandate from his audience.
“If you do not mind it, I’ll tune it down, just a little” Trump said when he finished his explanation to keep his schedule unchanged. “Is it okey?”
The audience shouted loudly “no” together.
CNN’s Eli Watkins and Liz Stark contributed to this report.