It’s always about him, isn’t it?
Courtesy of the BBC:
US President Donald Trump has offered condolences at the Pennsylvania synagogue where 11 Jewish worshippers were shot dead at the weekend.
He was joined by First Lady Melania Trump, his daughter and son-in-law at the Tree of Life temple in Pittsburgh.
Hundreds of protesters gathered on the street chanting slogans against the president.
The visit came as mourners attended the first funerals for victims of the massacre.
The Trumps were greeted on Tuesday by Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, who led them inside the temple, where the worst anti-Semitic attack in US history unfolded on Saturday.
At a memorial outside, Mrs. Trump placed a flower and the president laid a small stone on a marker for each of the victims.
Trump also brought Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, you know because he’s Jewish.
However, Pittsburgh’s mayor refused an invite, as did the top four Republican and Democratic congressional leaders.
Trump’s presence was not seen as a comforting one, but rather one that reopened wounds and created disharmony in the city.
But none of that made any difference to Trump, all he knew is that there was an opportunity to get some press coverage that was not about investigations or criminal activity and he was not going to miss it.