Asked about that on Monday, Sanders noted that while those in Pittsburgh are grieving and hurting, "the president wants to be there to show the support of this administration for the Jewish community", adding that the rabbi of the Tree of Life congregation said Trump would be welcomed there.
"If the president is looking to come to Pittsburgh I would ask that he not do so while we are burying the dead", Peduto told local reporters.
Instead of maintaining the proper solemnity and dignity required of the occasion, NBC News reports that on Saturday, just hours after the shooting, the president "mused about the state of his hair, took light swipes at two of his favorite Democratic targets and lamented that he likely won't win the Nobel Peace Prize" in several exchanges with reporters and at a Future Farmers of America conference in Indianapolis.
On Saturday night in a rally in southern Illinois, Trump was somewhat muted, but still offered his standard campaign attack lines, including citing Hillary Clinton and representative Maxine Waters, both of whom were targeted in the bomb plot.
Trump strongly condemned the Pittsburgh attack as an act of anti-Semitism and has denounced political violence and called for unity.
Trump and members of his administration blame the news media for inciting anger in the country leading to the shooting, as well as the mailing of explosives to political critics of the president.
"Time and time again, the president has condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions", the lawmakers said.More news: Saudi, Turkish prosecutors discuss Khashoggi killing
Roughly 39 parent of Americans say Mr. Trump has the greatest responsibility to tone down the overheated partisan rhetoric in the USA, compared to 24 percent who say its mostly up to the news media, according to a HarrisX/Hill.TV poll.
The group said Trump's rhetoric had not only led to attacks on Jewish people, but also "deliberately undermined the safety of people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities".
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders opened her first press briefing in 26 days with a tearful statement about the shooting, but ended the briefing with a diatribe against what the White House views as unfair coverage by the press.
Jim Acosta, the chief White House correspondent at CNN, asked Sanders if the term "enemy" should be reserved for people "who are actually the enemy of the United States rather than journalists".
So if fake news media = enemy of the people, which outlets fall into that category?
She added: "Some individuals - they're grieving, they're hurting". Zucker announced that there was no imminent danger to the CNN Center.
However, with eight days to go before the USA mid-term elections, he has continued to hold his political rallies, complete with harsh criticism of Democrats and the media. "Would that include my outlet, which received a bomb last week?"
A package containing a crude explosive device was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan, which prompted evacuation of CNN's NY bureau, housed within the building. He is planning an aggressive campaign schedule during the final days leading up to the November 6 elections.