Tuesday Open Thread | Defiant and divisive, Trump is set to honor Pittsburgh victims

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump travels to Pittsburgh on Tuesday after the worst anti-Semitic crime in American history, bringing with him a pulsing anger that his rhetoric is being blamed for the attack and intent on proving to his critics he can behave like a president.

For Trump, the role of consoler has sometimes come uneasily and, in his view, without tangible benefit. Trump has complained in the past that so-called “presidential” moments have gone unnoticed by his critics and unheralded in the media, leading him to wonder what the point of it all was.

This weekend, after Trump forcefully decried anti-Semitism during campaign appearances, he again protested to confidantes that the message wasn’t received with praise, according to people familiar with the conversations. Along with many of his aides, he viewed the continued questions about his divisive rhetoric as petty partisan attacks launched by his political opponents.

Still, after discussions with advisers that included daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who are Jewish, Trump declared his intent to visit Pittsburgh. The trip comes amid a last-minute midterm campaign push and has forestalled, for now, a planned address on immigration.
Trump has expressed concern his midterm messaging could be knocked off-kilter by the attack. Pittsburgh’s mayor called on Monday for Trump to wait to visit until after burials are complete, but with an 11-rally itinerary set for the end of the week, there was little flexibility in the President’s schedule.

His daughter and Kushner, will join Trump in Pittsburgh, along with first lady Melania Trump, who has sometimes worked with mixed results to soften her husband’s public image. He is expected to meet with some members of the Tree of Life congregation, who lost 11 members when a gunman opened fire inside the synagogue on Saturday morning.

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40 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread | Defiant and divisive, Trump is set to honor Pittsburgh victims

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  7. Speak on it, Rabbi!

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  14. Our little sweet Carson and his daddy came to visit today. He drank some Capri Sun and afterwards says ahhh…..

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    This is so funny. When we sold my mother’s house, my sisters went in there and were filling up those black lawn bags with plastic margarine containers, etc…

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  18. Liza says:

    The stock market has given back all of 2018’s earnings. That’s ten months of earnings. I wouldn’t call that a “pause.”

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  19. Breaking news

    Mob boss Whitey Bulger found dead in prison

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  23. Dumb ass beast. The #14thAmendment mofo!

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  25. rikyrah says:

    I will say this again about Dolt45 and the 14th Amendment:
    I will point out my belief that the attack on birthright citizenship is just a shiny object scam.
    They want the 14th Amendment because it is the foundation of the progress of the country since 1954–BROWN

    As always, there continue to be those that fall for the shiny object…
    and, the reason they despise US (you know who US is), is that WE don’t fall for their shiny object. It does undergird their absolute contempt for US.

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  26. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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  27. I’m running behind this morning. I apologize, everyone!

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  28. Trump is crashing a funeral. My God! I have never seen such disrespect. THIS BEAST FROM HELL!

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  29. Ametia says:

    Good Morning 3 Chics Family & Friends.

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