VIDEO – Pittsburgh hospital staff greet Trump: “Thank you Mr. President, we love you.”
Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers: “I was pleasantly surprised by a warm and personal side to the President that I don’t think America has ever seen.”
The media went wild and claimed that the city of Pittsburgh didn’t want President Donald Trump and his family to visit and pay respects to those massacred 11 people on Sunday.
Video inside the hospital has a different story. It shows the staff warmly greeting Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Ivanka, and Jared Kushner.
To disappointment of the media even more, Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers only had nice things to say about Trump.
@RealJamesWoods I wanted you to see the President tonight at UPMC in Pittsburgh visiting the survivors of the shooting as the nurses and Dr’s were waiting to see him. pic.twitter.com/LdbeHz9pti
— Sheryl Mascio (@sheryl_mascio) October 31, 2018
All the media reporting is about how Trump is not wanted in Pittsburg but when he visits the hospital treating victims of synagogue shooting this is the response from the staff. pic.twitter.com/S9NVrXWZF2
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) October 31, 2018
When the staff saw Trump and Melania, they called out to them. Both of them quickly and eagerly went to thank the hospital staff for their hard work.
One staff member asked to shake Trump hand and another thanked Melania. A male employee told Ivanka he loved her.
On Wednesday morning, Myers joined CNN and praised the president:
Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers on Pres. Donald Trump’s Pittsburgh trip: “I was pleasantly surprised by a warm and personal side to the President that I don’t think America has ever seen.” pic.twitter.com/kujaqDxtJM
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) November 1, 2018
Earlier this week, CNN tried to coax Myers to blame Trump for the tragedy, but he refused to take the bait:
Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers declined to blame anyone for the shooting at his synagogue despite hints from a CNN anchor that President Donald Trump is to blame.
During a Monday interview on CNN, anchor Alisyn Camerota asked Myers if he blames anyone “beyond the gunman” for Saturday’s shooting that claimed the lives of 11 congregants.
“I don’t really foist blame upon any person,” Myers said. “Hate does not know religion, race, creed, political party. It’s not a political issue in any way, shape, or form. Hate does not know any of those things.”
“What lights the match of hate?” Camerota pressed.
“I think you’re raising one of those great questions that people far smarter than I can answer,” Myers replied. “I do recall this: if we look in the Bible after the story of the flood and Noah, God regretfully says to Noah, ‘I have learned that man from his youth is prone to evil,’ which is, you would think, a horrific thing for God to tell us.”
“The message I get from that is, yes, there is the possibility of hate in all people. But there is also the possibility of good,” the rabbi added.
I swear, this is the real Trump. This is why people like him and voted for him. You can tell when you watch videos with him and people in the general public, especially children, that he is comfortable to be around. Unlike Hillary, I have always felt that you can go up to Trump on the street and he’d give you the time of day.
But overall, people like him because he doesn’t have the same aura around him that other politicians have.
I believe he gives the tough guy attitude most of the time because he is a businessman and you have to show that in order to get things done.
It’s a facade I wish he would drop.
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a warm and personal side to the President that I don’t think America has ever seen.
What a ridiculous statement. Of course America has seen it, at least the part of America which isn’t afraid to look. Donald J. even wears it on the outside. That’s one of the things the D’rats whine about; they think he should conform more to “norms”, by which they mean they want the President to be a stuffed shirt who does little but read mellifluous but vacuous phrases some faceless speechwriter has pre-tested with focus groups. Trump is a real person, and they don’t want to allow him to be. But to anybody paying attention, it’s too obvious to miss. Unless, like this rabbi, apparently, you’re determined to see nothing for as long as you can.
“What a ridiculous statement”
In fairness, the Rabbi likely exists in the bubble of a blue city-state. He would be “surprised” to learn I’m not the Nazi Monster CNN warmed him about.
“”Hate is not blue, hate is not red, hate is not purple. Hate is in all,” Myers said. “Tone down the hate. Speak words of love, speak words of decency and of respect. When that message comes loud and clear, Americans will hear that and we can begin to change the tenor of our country.”
Gee, welcome to the NFL. But where were you last 20 years of my radicalization as Leftists slimed me as a racist sexist homophobic subhuman?
I’m truly sorry your people were murdered, I just wish you had spoken up sooner. Like when several Congressmen were shot because of their health care vote….
First they came for the gypsies, but I didn’t speak because –
Ah hell. You of all people know the rest.
Maybe I’m being unfair. Its human nature to not care until your own ox is being gored. Self-interest.
Blacks were the primary advocates of the civil rights movement (but whites helped).
Women were the primary advocates of women’s suffrage (but men helped)
Gays were the primary advocates of gay rights (but straights helped)
Now, intersectionalism is a new concept, but straight white men are deemed subhuman.
Is there any expectation that Rohan will come when we call for aid?
In fairness, the Rabbi likely exists in the bubble of a blue city-state.
That’s not what makes him ridiculous. If he’s content to fritter away his life blowing bubbles in a little goldfish bowl mired in the most insular, self-satisfied town in the country, I have no objection. The ridiculous part is the conceit that that gives him the slightest hint of insight into what “America” sees. A clueless person who doesn’t even realize just how clueless he really is . . . is condemned to remain ridiculous.
That, and I personally dislike people who wear hats when visiting memorials. (and no, that’s not a kippah he’s sporting . . . or a shtreimel, spodnik, or kolpik, either, so there’s no religious exemption from Western custom.) At least he’s not wearing one of those damn trucker hats with Budweiser labels like the tourists at the Vietnam Wall memorial do.
P.J. O’Rourke recounted a visit with a busload of American communists to the giant statue at Stalingrad. This thing is a memorial to over a million dead Red Army guys, and he was the only one of the batch who bothered to put on a tie. No matter how much one tries to just blend in with the mob, at some point—and that point varies for different people—Conservatism can’t help revealing itself. Or perhaps it’s just a residual trace of classiness. Maybe they’re the same thing.
most insular, self-satisfied town in the country
Sorry, my mistake, Pittsburgh is bad but not that bad.
OK, I’m probably wrong about the hat too. I suppose any black hat will do. Tell the rabbi I take it back. Part of it, anyway.
“The ridiculous part is the conceit that that gives him the slightest hint of insight into what “America” sees. A clueless person who doesn’t even realize just how clueless he really is”
Arrogant in his ignorance. Fair enough. I guess I just expect it these days.
This is a “Progressive” rabbi, of a “Progressive” congregation. Leftist orthodoxy (if you’ll pardon the expression in this context) is all he’s ever known. Give him credit for the openness he’s showing now.
“What a ridiculous statement. Of course America has seen it, at least the part of America which isn’t afraid to look.”
Tom, that’s an unfair statement. It isn’t entirely a matter of being unafraid to look. It takes digging to counter the left’s narrative that Trump is a hateful, bigoted, racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, white supremacist xenophobe. Not everyone has the time or inclination to do the amount of research to counter the narrative. It doesn’t make them evil people, just people whose lives aren’t slaved to politics. As I understand what the Rabbi is telling the presstitute, “This guy isn’t at all like what you told me he’s like,” but more tactfully.
Hopefully by now most Americans are aware that the media’s objective isn’t to inform the American public but rather to propagandize for Democratic Party.
I believe the Instapundit line is “Democratic political operatives with bylines.” 🙂
It’s a facade that necessarily changes with context.
That said, a good faith gesture. And, at minimum, a response motivated by common courtesy.
I expect these people will soon find themselves doxxed and attacked by the “tolerant” folks on the left.
That’ll bring a twinkle to the eye, a glow in your heart, and a “God bless America” to you lips!
It’s a wonderful video, I watched it several times. I loved how excited the hospital staff were to see President Trump and First Lady Melania! Jared giving the ‘thumbs up’ at the end when someone said they loved Ivanka was adorable.