Gov. Gavin Newsom of California publicly thanked President Trump on Sunday for calling him to a synagogue in Poway following the deadly Saturday shoot.
“Appreciated the call from [Trump],” Newsom tweeted. “Working with state, local, and federal officials on today’s horrific shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue.”
Newsom added: “We all must call out hate — against any and all communities — wherever it lives.”
Appreciated the call from @realDonaldTrump.
Working with state, local, and federal officials on today’s horrific shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue.
We all must call out hate — against any and all communities — wherever it lives.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) April 28, 2019
Trump offered his sympathies Saturday, saying the shooting “looked like a hate crime.”
“Our entire nation mourns the loss of life, prays for the wounded and stands in solidarity with the Jewish community,” Trump said later at a rally in Wisconsin. “We forcefully condemn the evils of anti-Semitism and hate, which must be defeated.”
He praised law enforcement’s “incredible response” and singled out the off-duty Border Patrol agent who “bravely returned fire and helped disrupt the attack and saved so many lives.”
Newsom said he joins the community in grief.
“No one should have to fear going to their place of worship, and no one should be targeted for practicing the tenets of their faith,” he said.