Kellyanne Conway, the counselor to President Trump, said Monday morning that the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue by an alleged gunman who said “I just want to kill Jews” was caused by “anti-religiosity” in general. When Conway was asked by Fox & Friends if Trump’s rhetoric has encouraged violence, she said: “The anti-religiosity in this country that is somehow in vogue... making fun of people who express religion, the late-night comedians... It’s always anti-religious.” She added: “What’s important is what the president has done—he denounced anti-Semitism... he called for the death penalty for this murder. He said the word ‘anti-Semitism.’” Robert Bowers, who is charged with 11 counts of murder, reportedly told authorities: “They’re committing genocide to my people. I just want to kill Jews.” On the social-media site Gab, Bowers wrote specifically of wanting to kill Jews who he blamed for encouraging a migrant caravan to come to the United States through Mexico.
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