"The president cherishes the American Jewish community for everything it stands for", she said.
Officials say Robert Bowers was armed with a rifle and three handguns when he walked inside the Tree of Life synagogue during Sabbath services Saturday morning and opened fire, killing 11 people and wounding six in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in us history.
He said he called the "fake news media" the enemy of the people, not the media adding there is a very big difference and spreading false information is never good.
Trump, in a late-night tweet, singled out the media outlet CNN in particular.
When President Donald Trump visits Pittsburgh Tuesday, he'll be faced with the tough task of balancing the traditional presidential duty to comfort and unite the country following the deadly synagogue shooting with his instinct to rip into his political foes and the press. But with eight days to go before the midterm elections, he has continued to hold his political rallies, complete with harsh criticism of Democrats and the media.
The suggestion that Sanders lacked "guts" made her very prickly. "That is outrageous that that would be the very first reaction of so many people across this country".
President Trump is denying allegations he referred to the media as the enemy of the people.
Barry Werber says members of the synagogue's New Light Congregation were in the basement and beginning to pray when they heard crashing coming from upstairs.
Bowers' shooting spree came in the same week that authorities arrested a Florida man - an ardent Trump supporter - on suspicion of mailing more than a dozen homemade bombs to opponents and critics of the president.
"Would that include my outlet?" "And we have people who are ardent Democrats, people who are ardent Republicans, people who support the President, and people who don't", Hetzman said. "Our attention and our focus is going to be on them, and we don't have public safety that we can take away from what is needed in order to do both", Peduto said, according to a transcript of his remarks provided to The Washington Post.
For example, Bowers had reportedly referred on social media to anger at a group of several thousand impoverished Central Americans now attempting to walk north to the United States - a favourite target of the president's anti-immigrant rhetoric.
"I think he would cause more strife, ill feeling, and sadness", Cecil Sharpe, 92, a long-time Squirrel Hill resident said before the White House announcement.