Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of the Tree of Life synagogue said he was “pleasantly surprised” by President Donald Trump’s compassionate side when he visited Pittsburgh after last Saturday’s mass murder of Jewish churchgoers.
Per the Daily Caller:
“I was privileged to have a private 15 or 20 minutes with the [Trump] family. The president was very warm, very consoling,” Myers said.
“He put his hand on my shoulder and the first question he asked me was, ‘Rabbi, tell me how are you doing?’ And I must say throughout the time we spent together, I was pleasantly surprised by a warm and personal side to the president that I don’t think America has ever seen,” he continued.
Myers said he told the president Tuesday about his ordeal and said they discussed the issue of hate speech, along with other personal matters.
“I told my personal story of my experience, which they found quite shocking and upsetting,” he said.
Many left-wingers criticized the president for daring to go to Pittsburgh to mourn those murdered by a crazed neo-Nazi. You know, like every other president has for such tragedies and crimes.
In fact, the left-wing media even indulged a little bit of fake news over the president’s visit by publicizing the hate doled out by what the media called “Jewish leaders” in Pittsburgh, but who turned out to be liberal activists that had little to do with the community.
A hard-core, let-wing activist group called Bend The Arc put out a letter saying that Trump was not welcome in the community.
But as Daily Wire reported:
So, is Bend The Arc really a group of “Jewish leaders”? Only in name. The group is merely a Leftist political action group with a Jewish label. Their stated mission is “rising up in solidarity with everyone threatened by the Trump agenda to fight for the soul of our nation.” Their missions include the election of “progressive champions” and the implementation of “progressive legislation and policies, like criminal justice reform and economic equity.”
Who runs Bend The Arc? Alexander Soros, George Soros’ son. When he started the PAC, Politico noted, “Soros, who formed his own foundation in 2012 to promote social justice and human rights, has given $1.2 million to Democratic candidates and groups in the last three elections.” (It should be noted here that criticism of the political viewpoint of major Democratic donors is not anti-Semitism; it is normal politics.) The director of Bend The Arc was Hadar Susskind, formerly a staffer at the anti-Semitic front group J Street, which spends its days attempting to undermine the safety and security of the state of Israel.
None of the headlines mentioned what Bend The Arc actually is: a far-left political action group with little relationship to Judaism itself. Instead, the media just ran with the headline.
It turned out, these people did not represent the actual community affected by the crime. Not that the media told the truth about it.
Indeed, Rabbi Jeffery Myers of the Tree of Life Synagogue asked on CNN if Trump is welcome to visit the site of the massacre: “The President of the United States is always welcome. I’m a citizen. He’s my president. He is certainly welcome.”
And now Meyer is noting that he had a nice visit with Trump.
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