During an interview on Fox News, Eric Trump spoke out about the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and the recent politicization of tragedies.
A Pittsburgh synagogue was attacked on Saturday and 11 people were killed. However, Trump spoke out on the importance of not politicizing the event.
“At the end of the day, this is obviously a very sick, deranged human — A sick, deranged person to do this,” Trump said. “It seems we have gotten to a point in life and society where everything has to be kind of politicized…Somebody has to point a political finger at absolutely everything.”
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While the shooter was an Anti-Semite that had spoken about his hatred toward the group, Trump is saying that is a sign of mental illness, not assumed political affiliation.
“At the end of the day this guy is a sick, sick, sick person. He did the most unthinkable thing imaginable,” said Trump. He continued:
“He went to a place of worship, shot it up. Again, there are 11 people who are dead now because of it. I think we should try to pull politics out of it. This person doesn’t represent the left. He doesn’t represent the right. The person was sick, deranged. Again, I truly, truly hope if found guilty, which he will be, that he gets the death penalty.”
President Trump also commented on the situation, saying that more gun control would have had no effect on the shooting and expressed sadness at the “hate” growing in the country.