Pittsburgh’s uber-liberal Mayor Peduto is refusing to meet with President Trump and First Lady Melania when they come to Pittsburgh to honor those killed in the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday.
On Saturday a virulently Anti-Trump Nazi went on a shooting rampage in the synagogue murdering 11 Jews in cold blood.
President Donald Trump is traveling to Pittsburgh on Tuesday to honor those victims of the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday.
The Trib.Live reported:
President Donald Trump will visit Pittsburgh on Tuesday as funeral services begin for 11 people killed when a gunman attacked a synagogue during weekend services.
The president spoke on Fox News with Laura Ingraham on Monday night, telling the host he wants to visit people injured in the attacks. Trump will visit UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland, where two police officers and two worshipers are recovering from injuries.
“I’m just going to pay my respects,” Trump told Ingraham. “I’m also going to the hospital to see the officers and some of the people that were so badly hurt.”
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto declined an offer from the White House to meet with President Trump Tuesday, a city official said.
Peduto spokesman Tim McNulty said the White House on Monday night requested a meeting with the mayor and wanted Peduto to appear publicly with Trump. He said Peduto is spending his day attending funerals and supporting families of victims killed Saturday at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill.
“His sole focus is on the funerals,” McNulty said. “The city’s sole focus is on supporting the families.”