- The Washington Times - Monday, April 29, 2019

President Trump offered condolences Monday for the victims of a California synagogue shooting that left one person dead and three injured.

“I spoke at length yesterday to Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, Chabad of Poway, where I extended my warmest condolences to him and all affected by the shooting in California. What a great guy. He had a least one finger blown off, and all he wanted to do is help others. Very special,” Mr. Trump tweeted.

Mr. Goldstein said Mr. Trump spoke with him for 50 minutes and said the president was “gracious and generous with his words.”

“[He was] exceedingly comforting to me, to my community, and he spoke to me like a friend, like a buddy, and I didn’t realize I’m talking to the president of the United States of America,” Mr. Goldstein said in an interview on Sunday with MSNBC’s “Kasie DC” show.

“He is just exceedingly kind and sensitive, and we spoke for close to 50 minutes. I thought to myself, for the president of the United States of America to take time out of his day, 50 minutes to talk to me about the issues at hand, was just absolutely incredible and admirable,” he added.



The suspect in the deadly shooting, 19-year-old John T. Earnest, turned himself into the police shortly after the attack. A manifesto posted by him is currently being verified, but described Mr. Trump as a “Zionist, Jew-loving, anti-White, traitorous c*cksucker.”

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