President Donald Trump hosted a Hanukkah celebration at the White House on Wednesday, condemning another antisemitic attack in the United States.
“Yesterday two wicked murderers opened fire at a kosher supermarket and killed four innocent souls including a brave police officer who faced down the shooter,” Trump said.
The president condemned the shooting attack Tuesday in a Kosher market in Jersey City, New Jersey.
“With one heart America weeps for the lives lost, with one voice we vow to crush the monstrous evil of antisemitism whenever and wherever it appears,” Trump said.
One of the suspects was linked to the Black Hebrew Israelites, a hate group, according to reports.
The president also welcomed Army Veteran Oscar Stewart and Border Patrol Agent Jonathan Morales to the event, thanking them for their heroic actions to stop a mass shooting at a synagogue in California in April.
Stewart spoke at the event, choking up while recalling scripture and thanking the president for his actions to protect people of faith:
America is a nation of many, many, people and we need to remember, whatever God that you pray to, whatever religion you practice, we are all Americans and we need to love each other and we will conquer hate.