Hours before US President Donald Trump’s Indianapolis speech on Saturday, a gunman opened fire at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11 people and injuring scores more.

Speaking at the Future Farmers of America (FFA) convention in Indianapolis on Saturday evening, US President Donald Trump joked about calling off the event because of  “a bad hair day” after he refused to cancel a rally following a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh earlier in the day.

By the way, somebody just said, ‘Your hair looks different today.’ I said, well I was standing under the wing of Air Force One during a news conference earlier this morning — a very unfortunate news conference. And the wind was blowing and the rain, and I was soaking wet. And that’s what I ended up with today.” Trump said.

While pointing to his coiffure, he continued: “And I said, ‘at least you know it’s mine.’ And I said ‘Maybe, I should cancel this arrangement because I have a bad hair day.’ And the bad news, somebody said it actually looks better than it usually does.”

His remarks have brought forth social media users’ ire, who lashed out at the president for considering canceling an event because of a ruined hairstyle rather than an anti-Semitic shooting, which has been condemned by the president as “pure evil” and an “assault on all of us”.

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