I'd like to address something that happened here in St Louis over the weekend. On Monday morning, America awoke, to discover that nearly 200 tombstones were toppled in a nearby Jewish graveyard. Speaking just yesterday, President Trump called this a horrible and painful act. And so it was. That, along with other recent threats to Jewish community centers around the country, he declared it all a sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate, and prejudice, and evil.
We condemn this vile act of vandalism and those who perpetrate it in the strongest possible terms. As President Trump said yesterday, America will always, in his words, fight bigotry, intolerance, and hatred in all its ugly forms wherever it will arise. That's the American way.