Monday, October 29, 2018

Jewish Leaders Tell Trump He's Not Welcome In Pittsburgh Until He Denounces White Nationalism

Mod: It now seems apparent that Donald Trump's abruptly requested Pittsburgh Massacre campaign event and photo op won't be happening any time before next week's elections.

Jewish leaders tell Trump he's not welcome in Pittsburgh until he denounces white nationalism (The Hill link): A group of Jewish leaders told President Trump that he is no longer welcome in Pittsburgh until he denounces white nationalism following the shooting at a synagogue there over the weekend. Eleven members of the Pittsburgh affiliate of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice penned a letter to Trump following the Saturday shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

“Our Jewish community is not the only group you have targeted,” the group wrote. “You have also deliberately undermined the safety of people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. Yesterday’s massacre is not the first act of terror you incited against a minority group in our country.”

Trump was fiercely criticized after he failed to condemn white supremacy and asserted that there is “blame on both sides” after last year’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. The group also said Trump is not welcome in the city until he also stops targeting minorities, immigrants and refugees.

The president has “spread lies and sowed fear about migrant families in Central America,” the group wrote.

“The Torah teaches that every human being is made b’tzelem Elohim, in the image of God. This means all of us,” the leaders wrote. “In our neighbors, Americans, and people worldwide who have reached out to give our community strength, there we find the image of God.”

Mod: Here is the entire text of the that was letter sent to Trump.


'He is not welcome here': Thousands support Pittsburgh Jewish leaders (Washington Post link): More than 16,000 people have signed an open letter to President Trump from the leaders of a Pittsburgh-based Jewish group who say the president will not be welcome in the city unless he denounces white nationalism and stops “targeting” minorities after a mass shooting Saturday at a local synagogue left 11 dead.

The letter, which was published and shared on Sunday, was written by 11 members of the Pittsburgh affiliate of Bend the Arc, a national organization for progressive Jews focused on social justice, following what is being called the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history. The shooting at Tree of Life synagogue also left several people injured, including law enforcement. As of early Monday morning, the letter had 16,533 signatures.

“For the past three years your words and your policies have emboldened a growing white nationalist movement,” the Jewish leaders wrote. “You yourself called the murderer evil, but yesterday’s violence is the direct culmination of your influence."


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35 comments:

  1. Now Trump knows what a travel ban feels like.

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  2. On CNN this morning Max Boot basically called for advertisers to leave FOX News

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  3. Fox Business Condemns Lou Dobbs Guest Who Pushed Migrant Caravan Conspiracy Theory

    Judicial Watch’s Chris Farrell had claimed the “Soros-occupied State Department” was behind a group of migrants headed toward the U.S.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fox-business-lou-dobbs-chris-farrell_us_5bd5ebc1e4b055bc948d15b5

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    1. Lou Dobbs is even creepier than Tucker.

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  4. Trump falsely says NYSE opened day after Sept. 11 attacks to justify holding rally after Pittsburgh

    President Donald Trump falsely claimed Saturday that the New York Stock Exchange re-opened the day after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in an effort to justify holding a rally on the same day that a mass shooting occurred at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

    Speaking at a planned campaign rally in Illinois, Trump said he had weighed whether to cancel his rally as well as a speech at an agricultural convention earlier in the day in Indianapolis, Indiana, but ultimately decided against it, saying such a move would amount to giving the killer an edge. He compared his decision to continue with the rally to reopening the NYSE after the September 11 attacks, something that did not happen.

    "And with what happened early today -- that horrible, horrible attack in Pittsburgh -- I was saying maybe I should cancel both this and that," Trump said, referring to the rally and his earlier appearance at the agricultural convention. "And then I said to myself, I remember Dick Grasso, a friend of mine, great guy. He headed up the New York Stock Exchange on September 11. And the New York Stock Exchange was open the following day. He said -- and what they had to do to open it you wouldn't believe. We won't even talk to you about it. But he got that exchange open."

    In fact, as CNN reported at the time, the NYSE closed after the attacks and did not reopen until September 17 because many of the workers were lost or injured in the attack on the World Trade Center, which was just blocks from the NYSE in Manhattan's financial district, and much of the communications and utilities needed to trade stocks were damaged or destroyed. It was the longest shutdown for the NYSE since the Great Depression.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/28/politics/donald-trump-nyse-false-claim/index.html

    Liar.

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  5. If we could get other cities to say the same. Trump is not welcome anywhere.

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    1. When Trump comes to town it is the Klan Karavan.

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    2. How about the entire country. Ship him to the middle east. Or Russia. He can have a room at Putin's place.

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  6. I really enjoy the humorous images the tattler usually incorporates. Some make me giggle aloud. That last image from today’a Post isn’t funny. But it’s true.

    This is why the #resist campaign was born. Tell all your friends and family across the country to vote. Make it count.

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  7. Steve King: Members of Nazi-linked party in Austria 'would be Republicans' if they were in US

    GOP Rep. Steve King (Iowa) on Saturday defended his association with a Nazi-linked group in Austria, telling The Washington Post that the group is “far right.”

    He made the comments about Austria’s Freedom Party, a group founded by a former Nazi SS officer and whose current leader as active in neo-Nazi circles, according to the paper.

    “If they were in America pushing the platform that they push, they would be Republicans,” King, who is known for his inflammatory statements about immigration, told The Post.

    King made comments lamenting the “decline” of Western civilization due to immigration in an August interview with Austria’s Freedom Party, according to The Post, asking them: “What does this diversity bring that we don’t already have?”

    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/413601-steve-king-members-of-nazi-linked-party-in-austria-would-be-republicans-if

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  8. Trump supporters are following the devil. Forgive them for they don't know what the hell they are doing.

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    1. oh HELL no. They stoopid enough to follow the devil, screw 'em. We got too much traffic on the 210 as it is. Cull the herd baby. Start w the dumb mean ones.

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  9. Report: President Trump Barely Works at All
    http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/report-president-trump-barely-works-at-all.html

    Lazy ass.

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  10. There are racists supporters in city halls and on city councils like the ones who race bait with town hall meetings concerning racists views of dumpy-trumpy. https://www.sgvtribune.com/2018/10/28/4th-southern-california-based-white-supremacist-group-member-charged-in-attacks-surrenders-to-fbi-in-westwood/

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  11. Trump is breaking records, bigly! Under Trump’s watch:

    -Deadliest massacre of Jews in US history

    -Deadliest mass shooting in US history (Las Vegas)

    -Deadliest high school shooting in US history (Parkland)

    -Biggest political assassination attempt in US history.

    MAGA!

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    1. Many Are Getting Assassinated

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  12. This lady must have been an N.C. chapter member of the KK Klub out of Glendora, Ca. https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/north-carolina-woman-tells-black-161124363.html

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  13. Have you ever stopped and taken a long look down the road? https://www.marketwatch.com/story/there-have-been-47220-gun-incidents-in-the-us-in-2018-and-here-they-all-are-on-one-map-2018-10-27?mod=MW_story_top_stories

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  14. LA Times/USC/Dornsife poll, generic, Oct 21-27: Dems 57, Rep 40%

    Overall, this latest poll, conducted last week, finds Democrats leading 57% to 40% when likely voters were asked for which party’s candidates they plan to vote, a 17-point edge.
    That’s a notable increase in Democratic support from the previous week, when the poll found Democrats with a 13-point advantage.

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-usc-latimes-poll-20181029-story.html

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    1. unfortunately I don't trust polls any more. What's the point, just make sure you get out and vote!!! Then we'll know...

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    2. Trump's Approval Rating Plunges Amid Wave of Pre-Midterm Violence

      President Donald Trump’s job approval rating plunged 4 percentage points last week amid a wave of violence, the latest troubling signal for Republican chances in upcoming midterm elections.

      Forty percent of Americans approved of Trump’s performance as commander in chief, according to Gallup polling during the week ending Oct. 28. That was down from 44 percent the prior week, an unusually steep decline for the poll, which is based on a survey of 1,500 U.S. adults conducted Monday through Sunday each week.

      Some of the polling was done before the attacks. The drop was the sharpest since June 24 -- when Trump’s weekly job approval declined to 41 percent from 45 percent the previous week -- amid controversy over his administration’s policy of separating families apprehended illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico.

      A series of mail-bombs to prominent Trump critics and a deadly attack at a Pennsylvania synagogue have stirred criticism of the president’s polarizing rhetoric, especially as the November midterm elections approach. Trump has in turn blamed the news media for fomenting public anger and on Monday revived his characterization of the press as the “Enemy of the People.”

      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-29/trump-approval-rating-plunges-amid-violence-as-midterms-approach

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    3. I shudder to think what he might do to bring his numbers up.

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  15. This whole thing is very not laughable. Look back when immigrants "White Men" discovered America, they took it over from the Natives. So you wonder what these "White Men" are worried about today, they know the history of America and are now thinking they are the Natives. White men are not the natives, you are still the immigrants !!!!

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    1. That you see it is an "us vs. them" situation is problem enough. C'mon people now, smile on your brothers.

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    2. Yeah, sorry, that’s failed logic but I get your frustration.

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    3. It is failed logic to those who have adopted the alt-right ideology of race based hatred.

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    4. It false logic because everyone in America migrated here, whether it was last week or 10,000 years ago. We are all genetically related. Despite this much suffering has occurred over the course of history and progress.

      Sincere compassion is what we need at this moment.

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  16. Is sad the names humans call people they don't know or hate. I should start a list of all the name calling through out history. Guess I could check with Google first.

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  17. You mean that 'lagar'' calling himself pReZ. https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Trump...

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  18. This importance of mentioning that this is Mr Roger's Neighborhood: Mr. Roger's welcomed the postman, an African American, into his living room and together they shared a kiddy wadding pool to wash and cool their feet. This at the height of areas all over the South closing their public pools because they would not share them with black families and their children.

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  19. The Latest: Jewish staffers treated accused synagogue gunman

    The president of the hospital that treated the man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre says he was shouting "I want to kill all the Jews!"

    Allegheny General Hospital President Jeffery Cohen tells WTAE-TV Monday that the first people who took care of Robert Bowers were Jewish.

    Cohen says he stopped by Bowers' room to see how he was doing. He says he hopes to one day forgive Bowers the way relatives of victims killed in 2015 at the Emanuel AME Church forgave the shooter.

    https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/The-Latest-Rabbi-carried-phone-because-of-13344416.php

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  20. More than 44K sign open letter to Trump saying he's not welcome in Pittsburgh

    More than 44,000 people have signed an open letter from progressive Jewish leaders saying President Trump is not welcome in Pittsburgh until he denounces white nationalism.

    Eleven members of the Pittsburgh affiliate of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice penned a letter to Trump following Saturday's shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue that left 11 congregants dead.

    "President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you stop targeting and endangering all minorities," the letter reads. "President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you cease your assault on immigrants and refugees."

    The open letter calls on the president to commit to "compassionate, democratic policies that recognize the dignity of all of us."

    https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/413745-more-than-44000-sign-open-letter-to-trump-saying-hes-not-welcome-in

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  21. FuX newscasters were laughing as people died and dying? https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/Matt-Drudge-Rips-Fox-News-Hosts-Who-Laughed-13345365.php

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  22. The wounded: New York Times magazine has a feature story of the wounded from mass shootings. This reminded me that the final death toll to the 1966 Austin Texas University Library mass shooting went up by one earlier this year. It was a victim of the shooting, a student who lived with massive kidney damage/failure (he had set in the sun for hours, bleeding, while the gun fire continued) before medical help could get to him.

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