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In the wake of Saturday’s mass murder at the Tree of Life Synagogue, Jewish leaders in Pittsburgh have written an open letter to Donald Trump:

President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you fully denounce white nationalism.

And while Trump continues to deny any culpability in this latest hate crime, these leaders are having none of it:

Our Jewish community is not the only group you have targeted.  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.  

The murderer’s last public statement invoked the compassionate work of the Jewish refugee service HIAS at the end of a week in which you spread lies and sowed fear about migrant families in Central America. He killed Jews in order to undermine the efforts of all those who find shared humanity with immigrants and refugees.

It’s appalling that such words need to be said to anyone, let alone the president of the United States, but today, that’s where we’re at as a country.

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