U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley set out to defend President Donald Trump against those who pointed fingers in “blame” toward the president after 11 people were killed at a Pittsburgh Synagogue on Saturday.
I have struggled w/ what happened in Pitts bc it’s so similar to what happened in Chas. The country was very racially divided @ the time. We didn’t once blame Pres. Obama. We focused solely on the lives lost & their families. Have some respect for these families & stop the blame.
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) October 30, 2018
Haley connected what had happened in Pittsburgh to what had happened at another church in Charleston, South Carolina, at a historic black American church in 2015.
The U.N. ambassador was, at the time, Governor of South Carolina when a gunman opened fire and killed nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.