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Letter to the editor: Trump intruded

The Trib has printed a number of letters denouncing Mayor Bill Peduto’s “disrespect” for Donald Trump on his recent visit to Pittsburgh following the Tree of Life shooting.

I haven’t seen any letter mentioning the fact that no major Republican politician other than Trump chose to disregard the expressed wishes of the Tree of life survivors to be allowed to bury their dead before having a political visit.

The Republicans who respected the wishes of the bereaved and did not intrude included U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, U.S. Senate leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, Pennsylvania Senate President Mike Stack and Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai. All of these Republican leaders apparently felt it inappropriate to intrude. For them, political expedience did not trump sensitivity.

Charles Henry


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