Ellen DeGeneres, Mandy Moore and More Stars React to Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue
By Jennifer Drysdale
Stars are reacting after a shooter opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday.
According to CBS News, at least eight people were killed and six others were injured in the shooting, during which the shooter reportedly made anti-Semitic remarks. Law enforcement officials have identified the shooter and taken him into custody.
Speaking to reporters at Joint Base Andrews on Saturday morning, President Trump said the shooting was "far more devastating" than anyone previously thought. When asked if the shooting should prompt new gun laws, Trump said, "If they had protection inside, the results would have been far better."
"If there was an armed guard inside the temple, they would have been able to stop him, maybe there would have been nobody killed, except for him, frankly," he added.
Ellen DeGeneres focused on spreading love on social media. "Today, I send out love to each and every one of you reading this. Every single one of you. We are one world. We all need love. We all want comfort. Let’s give it to each other," she tweeted.
Today, I send out love to each and every one of you reading this. Every single one of you. We are one world. We all need love. We all want comfort. Let’s give it to each other.
Trump kept saying in his chat with reporters that if there was an armed guard inside the synagogue that the “numbers” would have been a lot lower . The fact is if there was no guns at all , there wouldn’t have been a shooter in the first place. Get a grip
White bigots are continuing to murder minorities in the United States and being civilly arrested. I will never shut up about what’s going on until everyone starts to truly realize what kind of time we’re living in again and DOES something about it. #PittsburghSynagogue
Asked about gun control being a factor - our President suggests if there were guns inside it would have probably been “a different outcome”. It’s the synagogues fault. Right. Maybe if this asshole didn’t have access to an AR-15 it would have been a different outcome.