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Trump to visit Pittsburgh synagogue in wake of deadly shooting that left 11 dead

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  • Speaking to reporters in southern Illinois before a rally, Trump confirmed he would go but did not offer details.
  • Trump said he chose to continue with a campaign rally because he did not want "evil people" to control his life. But he said he would change his tone.
US President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House as he boards Marine One on October 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. - Trump is traveling to North Carolina for a 'Make America Great Again' rally. 
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President Donald Trump says he will be going to Pittsburgh in the wake of a mass shooting at a synagogue.

Speaking to reporters in southern Illinois before a rally, Trump confirmed he would go but did not offer details.

Trump said he chose to continue with a campaign rally because he did not want "evil people" to control his life. But he said he would change his tone.

The suspect, Robert Bowers, is believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media shortly before barging into a baby-naming ceremony at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday and opening fire. He is in custody at a local hospital.

Eleven people were killed and six injured in one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in U.S. history.