Sen. Tim Kaine likens Trump officials to Holocaust deniers
- Author: Megan Austin Feb 03, 2017,
Feb 03, 2017, 0:47
On Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters at the daily briefing, "The statement was written with the help of an individual who is both Jewish and the descendant of Holocaust survivors".
"Why whitewash Jews from that statement?"
These distracting arguments undercut the truth about the goal of the Final Solution and are thus a denial of history and truth.
"Yet, we know that in the darkest hours of humanity, light shines the brightest. As we remember those who died, we are deeply grateful to those who risked their lives to save the innocent", he continued, again referring only to "the innocent". Luckily, White House statements, though, have no word limit.
The clarification is in apparent reference to the Trump administration omitting Jews from its International Holocaust Remembrance statement.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland issued the following statement, signed by Bradley J. Schlang, community relations committee chair; Gary L. Gross, board chair, and President Stephen H. Hoffman.
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"When you have the chief political adviser in the White House, Steve Bannon, who is connected with a news organization that traffics in white supremacy and anti-Semitism, and they put out a Holocaust statement that omits any mention of Jews".
The museum says: "The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored murder of six million Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators".
"The Final Solution was aimed exclusively at the Jews", Mr. Podhoretz wrote, while acknowledging other groups were also killed by the Nazis. The Holocaust was de-Judaized. "In an outright and forceful fashion, Irving denied the facts of the Holocaust". "But the principle objective of Adolph Hitler was to do away with Europe's Jews". However, that support does not mean he should not be criticized when he (or his staff) takes an action, or releases a statement, that is just plain wrong. "Softcore denial also makes all sorts of false comparisons to the Holocaust". Louis with his refugee ban as well as issuing a proclamation that failed to mention Jewish people. Such was the natural outgrowth of the combining forces of the disappearance of Holocaust survivors due to age and the laudable desire, in the name of Holocaust remembrance, to fight genocide wherever it occurs.
Some have also linked comments Prince Charles is reported to have made to a prominent Jewish charity to the Trump presidency. But asked moments later about Kushner's involvement, Spicer said: "I'm not getting into who wrote it".
The charity's work was particularly needed "at a time when the horrific lessons of the last war seem to be in increasing danger of being forgotten", he added. "The fact that [the Trump administration] did that ... and imposed this religious test against Muslims in the executive orders on the same day, this is not a coincidence".