GQ Writer Blames Trump For Synagogue Shooting

Henry Rodgers | Capitol Hill Reporter

A correspondent for GQ blamed President Donald Trump for the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday, where at least 10 people were killed and several others were injured.

Julia Ioffe sent out a tweet saying, “This president makes this possible. Here,” hours after the shooting, also referencing Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December of 2017, directing the State Department to relocate the U.S. embassy. “I hope the embassy move over there, where you don’t live was worth it,” she tweeted.

The shooting took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood. The suspect, Robert Bowers, was arrested. Bowers has previously made anti-semitic comments on social media and against Trump. (RELATED: Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Suspect Identified As Robert Bowers)

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 27: Police rapid response team members respond to the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on October 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to reports, at least 12 people were shot, 4 dead and three police officers hurt during the incident. The shooter surrendered to authorities and was taken into custody. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Ioffe, sent out a tweet hours later, saying “You know what? I take it back. When the President of the United States calls himself a nationalist, it’s not a dog whistle. It’s a vuvuzela,” referencing a comment Trump made at a rally in Texas on October 22, where he called himself a “nationalist.”

The Daily Caller News Foundation contacted GQ about Ioffe’s tweets, but did not receive a response in time for publication.

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