A rabbi who helped alert authorities to the synagogue shooting that killed 11 people says it was because of recent security training that he had a cellphone on him and was able to make the call.
"The president is not referencing all media", Sanders replied.
Critics have said Trump's tough talk on immigrants and language about Jewish rivals such as Democratic donor George Soros has led to an increase in politically motivated violence.
"President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you fully denounce white nationalism", Bend the Arc said in the letter, which now has more than 43,000 signatures. "I'm a citizen, he's my president, he is certainly welcome".
At a rally Saturday night, Trump was somewhat muted but still offered his standard campaign attack lines, including citing Hillary Clinton and Rep. Maxine Waters, both of whom were targeted in the bomb plot.
If the president still decides to visit Pittsburgh without meeting the letter's demands, Friedman said he expects Trump will "only be met with derision".
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Social media posts by someone with the name Robert Bowers were also reported to be full of anti-Semitic comments. HIAS is a Maryland-based non-profit group that helps refugees around the world find safety and freedom.
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The visit, which featured Japanese flags hung in the heart of Beijing, marks a dramatic outward improvement in ties from six years ago.
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Nathan started showing his strength as a baseball player when he played for his high school's baseball team in Alvin, TX. After the game, the 36-year-old, who still is searching for his first World Series ring, talked about the costly error.
Sanders doubled down that the first thing Trump did was condemn the "heinous acts", while the first thing the media did was blame Trump and his administration.
Peduto, who spoke briefly with reporters as he left the City-County Building, said Pittsburgh doesn't have enough public safety personnel to cover 11 funerals and a presidential visit simultaneously.
In a subsequent tweet, Trump congratulated the newly elected president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right nationalist with a history of denigrating women, gays and minorities.
Congregants who were inside the synagogue Saturday were those who often arrived early, many of them elderly people who regularly attend weekly services.
An exasperated Sanders pointed out that 90 percent of the coverage of Trump has been negative - and she repeated that CNN and other media organizations immediately blamed Trump for the violence. "And they were the religious heart of the Tree of Life community", Sanders said. He noted that his outlet was sent mail bombs in the past week. Scott Brady, the US attorney for the western district of Pennsylvania is awaiting approval from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to peruse a capital punishment case.
When the shots subsided, he said, another congregant, Melvin Wax, opened the door, only to be shot.
"We find strength in one another", Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a democrat, said in an interview.
"I think the president has had a number of moments of bringing the country together", she said.