And some of Trump's famous critics think the shooter is another nut job encouraged by the president's hostile rhetoric that he's been spewing since his campaign.
It was reported by TMZ and other media outlets that Robert Bowers, who is currently in custody, opened fire at Tree of Life synagogue, killing 11 and injuring six others.
His social media pages show he was anti-Semitic, writing, "Jews are the children of Satan." His last post read, "I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I'm going in." The Anti-Defamation League is calling the massacre the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in U.S. history.
It's another instance where critics of President Donald Trump believe his hostile rhetoric, encouraging his supporters to act violently toward those who oppose the "Make America Great Again" movement, may have encouraged Bowers to carry out this mass shooting.
"As an American Jew I feel nauseous," Barinholtz tweeted. "And if you support Donald Trump you should too because this shit is on YOU. IT'S YOUR FAULT. Remember that tonight as you're trying to go to sleep."
Dunham wrote, "I don't talk about my Jewish faith a lot, but it's a huge part of my life, family and heart. It is painful & tragic to see a place of prayer cleaved by bigotry & hate, yet again. Please return our shalom to us with prayers & active support of the Jewish member of your community."
Gad tweeted that he went to school in the city and had previously attended services at Tree of Life Temple.
"I don't know what to say anymore or how to say it," he wrote. "Words have clearly lost all meaning because we are doing NOTHING to stop incocent [sic] masses of people in schools, Churches and now Temples from being killed in droves."
Platt pointed out how some of the locations people attend every single day have been the places where deadly gun violence has taken place. The "Pitch Perfect" star urged his followers to vote for stricter gun laws.
"We can't go to the movies. We can't go to church," Platt tweeted. "We can't go to synagogue. We can't go to a mosque. We can't go to a concert. We can't go to school. We can't go to work. So we have to go to the polls. #GunSenseCandidates"
It wasn't just Jewish entertainers that spoke out about the tragedy. Many other celebrities took to their Twitter accounts express their frustration, sadness and sympathy for the families who lost their loved ones in this devastating attack.
See the reactions below:
As an American Jew I feel nauseous. And if you support Donald Trump you should too because this shit is on YOU. IT’S YOUR FAULT. Remember that tonight as you’re trying to go to sleep— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) October 27, 2018
I don’t talk about my Jewish faith a lot, but it’s a huge part of my life, family and heart. It is painful & tragic to see a place of prayer cleaved by bigotry & hate, yet again. Please return our shalom to us with prayers & active support of the Jewish member of your community.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) October 27, 2018
I went to school in Pitt. I attended services at this Temple. I don’t know what to say anymore or how to say it. Words have clearly lost all meaning because we are doing NOTHING to stop incocent masses of people in schools, Churches and now Temples from being killed in droves https://t.co/Lerc7kg10w— Josh Gad (@joshgad) October 27, 2018
We can’t go to the movies— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) October 27, 2018
We can’t go to church
We can’t go to synagogue
We can’t go to a mosque
We can’t go to a concert
We can’t go to school
We can’t go to work
So we have to go to the polls. 🌊#GunSenseCandidates
To the families of those who died in the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, my deepest and sincere sympathies. This horror is escalating day by day. If only we had LEADERSHIP that would actually take steps to stop it.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) October 27, 2018
Today, I send out love to each and every one of you reading this. Every single one of you. We are one world. We all need love. We all want comfort. Let’s give it to each other.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 27, 2018
Wow! @realDonaldTrump just blamed the victims for not having guns inside the temple. He’s gotta go!— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) October 27, 2018
Trump just blamed the synagogue for not having an armed guard at the bris.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 27, 2018
Prayers for the people who are being terrorized and shot in their place of prayer (yes they are Jews )in Pittsburg right now.— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) October 27, 2018
Blood is on your hands Mr trump you have incited this Hatred and violence
Heartache #PittsburghSynagogue— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) October 27, 2018
Devastating— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) October 27, 2018
Just heard about Pittsburg - all this violence & hatred - begins to end with yr votes - the gop must go - every last one - and their kkkult leader /the arch criminal trump must be driven out of power - https://t.co/NSEtJrZie9— John Cusack (@johncusack) October 27, 2018
Anti-Semitism has been a reality for thousands of years and it will always be around. But our leaders, moral and political, can either deprive it of oxygen or give it life. For those who give it life, they can accomplish this either by endorsing it or by remaining silent.— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 27, 2018
It’s our job to stay honest, vigilant and know we ARE the majority. I guess they think this is whitey’s last stand? Cant apply logic to this horror. We vote. We resist. https://t.co/AFcrO5ZaUo— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 27, 2018
Proud to be a part of the party who’s ideology doesn’t consistently inspire DOMESTIC TERRORISM - mass shootings, Charlottesville, separating innocent babies from their parents, sending bombs in the mail in an attempt to murder people.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 26, 2018
VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
My heart is broken for the victims and loved ones of everyone affected by the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh https://t.co/IuMRo5S674— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) October 27, 2018
Shocked and sickened by today’s shooting in a synagogue in #Pittsburgh. All my thoughts and prayers to all affected ❤️— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) October 27, 2018
no words ... Suspect blamed Jews for helping migrant caravanshttps://t.co/kkOS6OCUFX— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) October 27, 2018
Thread⬇️❤️💔 https://t.co/G7q3ZlIK0m— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) October 27, 2018
We grieve for the Americans murdered in Pittsburgh. All of us have to fight the rise of anti-Semitism and hateful rhetoric against those who look, love, or pray differently. And we have to stop making it so easy for those who want to harm the innocent to get their hands on a gun.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 27, 2018
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