Transcript for President Trump visits Pittsburgh in the wake of synagogue massacre
Welcome to the debrief we start things off with a look at Pittsburgh as mourners and protesters greeted the president. And First Lady the couple was there to pay their respects to the eleven victims who died in that synagogue shooting Karen Travers has the latest from the White House Karen. Good morning Diane the president the First Lady made that visit to Pittsburgh yesterday the White House said they were going to express the support of the American people and also grieve. With that community there in Pittsburgh the president met with several wounded police officers at the hospital and all soon paid a visit to the tree of lights and they got. But there weren't demonstrations. In that neighborhood where the president was visiting there were people who could be heard saying. Words matter and as sane at the president should not have come to their neighborhood because he was not welcome there day and the president. Was tweeting about this this morning pushing back saying that he in the First Lady were treated very nicely. And very warmly during a stop in Pittsburgh yesterday he said the office of the president was shown great respect. And a very sad and solemn day the president also said that it was a small protest that he couldn't see it was staged a week from him but it was notable that the White House had invited the senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. House speaker Paul Ryan as well as the democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to make that visit with the president yesterday. None of the congressional leaders were able to meet its end the president yesterday with a limited in who we can meet with. Many victims' families had said that they were not going to have that meeting with the president yesterday there were off today and three funerals taking place yesterday in Pittsburgh. Najaf Blalock still going on a lot of questions still left to be answered there Karen shifting gears of presidents also. Understand getting some backlash for that promise to end birthright citizenship he says he can do it by executive order. What's the update on the. And legal experts. Resoundingly that yesterday no he can't you can't change the constitution with an executive order and it was notable that. House speaker Paul Ryan came out yesterday and said obviously the president cannot do that. Interesting day and that Paul Ryan had this reminder that yesterday about what the previous administration tried to do an immigration tickle us. Well you obviously cannot do that you cannot end birthright citizenship of an executive order we didn't. What you want Obama tried changing immigration laws the executive action and I think in this case the fourteenth amendment pretty clear. The resident had said that his team his lawyers had told him he could do that. And then yesterday one of his staunch supporters Lindsey Graham said he would push forward on legislation to do just that so perhaps there would be some movement. But for now most people think that this is something the president's just talking about. As a last minute rally cry before the mid term elections trying to rev up supporters on an issue that he is certainly talking about a lot on the campaign trail immigration. Night Karen Travers from the White House Karen we appreciate the update thanks.
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