Donald Trump pays tribute to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims – as it happened

President touches down in Pittsburgh to pay his respects while Paul Ryan casts doubt on Trump’s birthright citizenship proposal

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Here’s what happened in US politics today, with just one week to go until the midterm elections. We’ll be back tomorrow with more.

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Trump arrived outside the Tree of Life synagogue just a few minutes ago according to the pool reporter, who writes:

A few dozen bystanders along the way filmed on phones and a small handful were Trump supporters with campaign signs. otherwise, the trip was unremarkable. Once in central Pittsburgh there were thick groups of pedestrians watching the motorcade pass but they gave little sign of interest one way or another. At a couple places however people have the thumbs down, or a middle finger up. “We didn’t invite you here,” one man holding a baby was heard shouting. “Trump ♥️ Nazis” said one sign.

Clearly in a somber mood for their visit to Pittsburgh, Pres and Mrs Trump step off Air Force One, followed by @IvankaTrump and Jared Kushner. Also on the trip are WH Chief of Staff John Kelly and @stevenmnuchin1.

Pres arrives at Tree of Life synagogue to pay respects.

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Source: theguardian