As we know, Monday was International Holocaust Memorial Day. Donald Trump gave a speech on Monday but failed to acknowledge the Jewish people, which added to the list of reasons we resent the president. Richard Spencer, the white supremacist chief, glorified the statement as a “de-judification” of the Holocaust. Others like Senator Tim Kaine titled it as “Holocaust denial.”
It is said by POLITICO that the statement that had already been drafted last month by the State Department officials included the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Not to anyone’s surprise, the White House had edited it to fit Trump’s racist criteria.
They mentioned the State Department’s Office of the Special Envoy on Holocaust Issues had drafted a statement that paid the perfect tribute to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, which the White House chose not to use
The State Department’s draft had gone unseen until after White House statement was released, or so they say. The White House’s carelessness minimized the suffering that Jewish individuals experienced, to which The Holocaust Museum responded. On Monday the museum wrote:
‘Millions of other innocent civilians were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis, but the elimination of Jews was central to Nazi policy.’
Fred Brown, head of the Republican Jewish Coalition mentioned in a statement:
‘The lack of a direct statement about the suffering of the Jewish people during the Holocaust was an unfortunate omission. History unambiguously shows the purpose of the Nazi’s final solution was the extermination of the Jews of Europe.’
White House officials claim their statement was inclusive. You can watch Sean Spicer hilariously attempt to defend the White House and declare the criticism being received as utter nonsense below:
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