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President Donald Trump speaks to the media outside the White House about a shooting at a synagogue in Poway, Calif., Saturday April 27, 2019, as he leaves Washington en route to Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Donald Trump speaks to the media outside the White House about a shooting at a synagogue in Poway, Calif., Saturday April 27, 2019, as he leaves Washington en route to Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Speaking outside the White House Saturday President Donald Trump offered condolences following the shooting at Chabad Synagogue in Poway.

"My deepest sympathies go to the people that were affected, their families, their loved ones. By the looks of it right now, based on my last conversation, it looks like a hate crime, hard to believe," Trump said. "We are doing some very heavy research, we will see what happens and what comes up at the moment but it looks like a hate crime. But my deepest sympathies to all those affected and we will get to the bottom of it. Looks like the person was apprehended, so no more dangers. And law enforcement's done a fantastic job."

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"The subject is in custody. We will be in prayer for those injured. … There is no ongoing threat to community."</p> </div></div> <div data-type="text" class="crd clln--it"> <div class=" crd--cnt "> <p >Six months ago, a mass shooting at Pittsburgh's <a href="https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/religion/sd-me-jewish-grieving-pittsburgh-shooting20181028-story.html" target="_blank">Tree of Life Synagogue</a> left 11 dead in another hate crime. At the time, some members of the congregation said that Trump wasn't welcome to visit, arguing that his rhetoric was causing increases in hate crime.</p> </div></div> <div data-type="text" class="crd clln--it"> <div class=" crd--cnt "> <p >Just like that shooting, Saturday's shooting happened during Shabbat, when many Jews will refrain from work and unplug from sundown on Friday until sundown Saturday.</p> </div></div> <div class="mobile-nativo inline-ad hidden-desktop" data-inline-ad-count="3"> <div class="wrapper clearfix full pb-feature pb-layout-item pb-f-ads-nativo" data-pb-name="Nativo Ad" data-pb-curated="curated" id="f0rZmIh7dPwMHr"> <div id="5966" data-nativo-id="12345" class="trb_ar_nt"> </div> </div></div> <div data-type="text" class="crd clln--it"> <div class=" crd--cnt "> <p >That sentiment had an effect: In his latest State of the Union Address, Trump brought up that shooting, and condemned anti-Semitism.</p> </div></div> <div data-type="text" class="crd clln--it"> <div class=" crd--cnt "> <p >"We will not avert our eyes from a regime that chants death to America and threatens genocide against the Jewish people," Trump said. 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With one voice, we must confront this hatred anywhere and everywhere it occurs."</p> </div></div> <div data-type="interstitial_link" class="crd clln--it" data-interstitial="auto" > <div class="crd--cnt"> <span class="roadblock"> <strong><a href="https://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/bs-fe-bso-alsop-speaks-out-20191113-4wcfkcjsazfsphtppvqwkuiwae-story.html#nt=interstitial-auto">[Most read] BSO music director Marin Alsop criticizes how symphony is run, hints she is “nearing the end” of her tenure &raquo;</a></strong> </span> </div></div><div data-type="text" class="crd clln--it"> <div class=" crd--cnt "> <p >The Anti-Defamation League has tracked anti-Semetic incidents since 1979, and since 2013 the numbers have been increasing.</p> </div></div> <div data-type="text" class="crd clln--it"> <div class=" crd--cnt "> <p >Earlier this week, President Trump -- goaded by former Vice President Joe Biden -- walked back his comments about the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, 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