President Trump says synagogue should have had armed guards to stop deadly shooting

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US President Donald Trump has told reporters that the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue has little to do with gun laws and that the killings might have been prevented if there was an armed guard inside the building.

“If they had some kind of a protection inside the temple maybe it could have been a very much different situation,” Trump said to reporters about the shooting at a synagogue on Saturday.

There are multiple fatalities in the shooting, and at least six people are injured, including four police officers, Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich said.
Trump also said the nation should strengthen its laws surrounding the death penalty.
“When people do this, they should get the death penalty,” he said. “Anybody that does a thing like this to innocent people that are in temple or in church … they should be suffering the ultimate price, they should pay the ultimate price.”
Trump also said that it’s difficult for him as President to see violence of the kind that happened in Pittsburgh.

“It’s a terrible terrible thing what’s going on with hate in our country frankly and all over the world, and something has to be done,” he said.

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