President Donald Trump traveled to Pittsburgh on Tuesday to pay his respects to the victims of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre, standard procedure for the commander in chief in the wake of tragedy.
However, leftist protesters took to the streets to confront Trump during the emotional time for the nation. If there was ever a time to give politics a rest, it was today.
Some protesters held signs that read, “President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you fully denounce white nationalism.”
They also marched in the streets.
Raw Story reported that Trump’s motorcade was forced to “turn around” at one point. That’s certainly a security risk for the president of the United States.
The disruptions didn’t stop Trump from doing what he came there to do. The president and First Lady Melania Trump visited the hero Pittsburgh police officers who confronted the synagogue shooter.
They later visited the Tree of Life synagogue with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, who are both Jewish.
They were seen laying flowers and stones at a memorial outside the synagogue. It was a beautiful moment for the country.
As Americans, we should be able to put our differences aside and focus on the things that are important in the wake of tragedy. In 2018, that seems unrealistic.