President Donald Trump is blaming The Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh for not having armed guards after a white male gunman walked in Saturday morning and shot eight people to death.
"The results could have been much better," if armed guards had been present President Trump told reporters as he headed to a campaign rally, one of two he will hold Saturday.
The gunman, now in police custody, reportedly yelled "All Jews must die" as he opened fire.
"This has little to do" with gun laws, Trump told reporters when asked, saying the synagogue should have had "protection inside."
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Trump also called for strengthening the death penalty, saying, "We should bring the death penalty into vogue."
“It’s a terrible, terrible thing what’s going on with hate,” he said.
"Something has to be done," Trump added. "The world is a violent world."