If you listen to the mainstream media, you might come away with the impression that Pittsburgh residents were overwhelmingly against President Donald Trump’s visit in the wake of the tragic Tree of Life synagogue shooting.
But that doesn’t make it true.
One prime example is what one of the Pittsburgh widows told Trump when no one was around.
During an interview on “Fox & Friends” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders revealed the president was honored to meet with the widow of Richard Gottfried, who was one of the 11 worshipers gunned down during a Jewish service.
When asked if she could provide anything about their conversation, Sanders revealed her message did not match up with the media’s interpretation of his visit.
“She said that she wanted to be there in order to show him that people wanted him there. He spent a good bit of time with her and said he was very humbled and very saddened by the experience that he had yesterday in Pittsburgh,” Sanders said.
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President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner traveled together to Pittsburgh, where they met with hospital staff, family members of victims and local Jewish leaders.
Sanders provided some additional detail about Trump’s trip with reporters on Tuesday.
“In the synagogue, the president met with Rabbi Myers. They lit the Yahrzeit candles, eleven, one for each of the individuals. The rabbi walked through the history of the church and walked the president and the first lady through a lot of the detail of what happened on the day," Sanders said.
She added, "The rabbi talked a lot about the bravery of the law enforcement. The president was incredibly impressed by the rabbi, an absolutely incredible man.”