In Poway, California, a shooting at a synagogue on the last day of Passover left one worshipper dead, and several others were injured, including the rabbi.
The left will be quick to tell you that somehow the White House is responsible for this. If that line doesn't work, their next culprit will be firearms — but this couldn't be further from the truth, and I'll tell you why:
I'm on the ground in San Diego and I heard first-hand from the rabbi how grateful he is to Donald Trump for his phone call, his work supporting the state of Israel and his opposition to the anti-Semitism from Democrats and the mainstream media.
(It was only a week ago when The New York Times published an editorial cartoon that was hard to distinguish from Nazi propaganda.)
So is the Republican president to blame? The answer is no. And don't just take the rabbi's word for it. In his manifesto, the shooter explicitly denounced Donald Trump, who he considered too “Zionist.”
What about guns? Surely they share some blame? Again, wrong. In fact, a firearm saved the day. If it weren't for the actions of off-duty border patrol agent Jonathan Morales, taking out his sidearm and moving towards the cowardly assailant, many more lives could have been lost.
That’s why I’m here in San Diego:
To talk to members of the congregation and the community, and to hear what they have to say about who is to “blame” for this crime, and what they believe can be done to prevent another shooting.