President Trump said he was “treated so warmly” in Pittsburgh and aired his grievances against media coverage of his visit to the site of the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history.
In a Wednesday morning tweet, Trump dismissed “Fake News” stories about protests against his visit to the Tree of Life Synagogue, where 11 people were killed Saturday, and insisted he was “shown great respect.”
Melania and I were treated very nicely yesterday in Pittsburgh. The Office of the President was shown great respect on a very sad and solemn day. We were treaty so warmly,” he wrote.
The tweet included a video, set to music, of Trump viewing memorials outside the synagogue and greeting wounded law-enforcement officers.
Hundreds of people marched in solemn protest around the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, many carrying signs condemning Trump’s incendiary rhetoric. But the president described the protests as “small” and said they were “not seen by us, staged far away.”
“The Fake News stories were just the opposite-Disgraceful!” Trump tweeted.