- Trump spoke at a political rally in Murphysboro, Illinois on Saturday
- Earlier, he delivered his first remarks on the Pittsburgh shooting
- The shooting occurred at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill area
- Trump called for faster executions for mass shooters and more armed guards
- ‘It’s a terrible thing going on with hate in our country,’ the President said
- Trump said that the shooting was far worse than initial reports indicated
- The death toll is unconfirmed but at least eight people reportedly died
- Suspect Robert Bowers, 46, in custody after surrendering to police at the scene
- He allegedly shouted ‘Jews must die’ as he opened fire on the congregation
After defiantly stating that he would attend a previously scheduled political rally in Illinois, President Donald Trump says he will be going to Pittsburgh in the wake of a mass shooting at a synagogue.
Speaking to reporters in southern Illinois before a rally, Trump confirmed he would go but did not offer details.
Trump said he chose to continue with a campaign rally because he did not want ‘evil people’ to control his life.
‘This was a rough, rough day for all of us,’ Trump said. ‘You know that.’
But the president said that ‘sick’ and ‘demented’ people should not determine how we live our lives.
‘Remember the New York Stock Exchange,’ Trump said.