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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will visit Pennsylvania on Tuesday to commemorate the victims of last week's mass shooting at Tree of Life synagogue, the White House announced Monday, even as the mayor of Pittsburgh publicly requested that the trip be postponed until after the funerals. But with just over a week before the votes are counted in the midterm elections, Sanders said the president would continue to push back vigorously against his political opponents.

"I think he would cause more strife, ill feeling, and sadness", Cecil Sharpe, 92, a long-time Squirrel Hill resident said before the White House announcement.

Peduto had said he hoped the president would choose to visit next week after the funerals.

"The president cherishes the American Jewish community for everything it stands for", Sanders said, choking up as she noted that Trump "is the grandfather of several Jewish grandchildren" born to daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

"Yes, words matter", Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, a Democrat, said during a CNN interview on Monday.

The Republican president said he would visit hospitalized police officers and other people wounded in the shooting.

"I hope this inspires people to go out and vote and make a change", she said.

"It's a awful, bad thing what's going on with hate in our country frankly, and all over the world", Trump told reporters as he left for a series of campaign events in IN and IL.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner. I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. "Then I turned around and left", he said.

Trump travelled to the historic hub of the city's Jewish community as the first funerals were scheduled to be held for the victims, who range in age from 54 to 97.

It called on Trump to "fully denounce white nationalism", to "stop targeting and endangering all minorities", to "cease your assault on immigrants and refugees" and to "commit yourself to compassionate democratic policies that recognise the dignity of all of us".

46-year-old Robert Bowers appeared before a judge Monday, where he waived a reading of the criminal complaint against him and the possible penalties he faces if convicted. "It comes from my mother-in-law, who [is a member of the Tree of Life synagogue and] sat with [the victims who were killed] every day".

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