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Letter to the editor: Peduto is too small to join Trump

December 3, 2018

I am a native of Pittsburgh and maintain close contact with friends and family there. It has been heartwarming to see the citizens come together and rise above all their differences to mourn and honor the victims of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre.

Unfortunately, Mayor Bill Peduto appears to be too small a person to set aside his partisanship for even a few hours to join President Trump in paying the nation’s respects to those lost Oct. 27. The mayor seems to have misplaced that personal character and dignity that has for so long distinguished Pittsburghers and Western Pennsylvanians as the most genuine, generous and friendly folks anywhere. The city deserves better.

Robert Clement

Vienna, Va.

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