The head of the Anti-Defamation League has called the omission both “puzzling and troubling.” as in past statements, either by Democrats or Republicans, the Jewish people and their plight were alway given mention.
The three-paragraph statement Trump released on Friday read...
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Shortly after the comments were released Jonathan Greenblatt, the national director of the ADL, tweeted that The White House statement along with some of with Trump’s remarks...
Trump's generic phrasing is a stunning contrast to that of President Obama’s fuller statements on the occasion, which always spoke about the sufferings of the Jewish people. This becomes even more unsettling as Trump has consistently portrayed President Obama as a foe of the Jews and Israel.
The failure of the White House to mention the distinctive Jewish losses in the Holocaust especially nauseating given that Trump and his campaign had been accused of trafficking in anti-Semitic stereotypes and employing anti-Semitic tropes during his run for the presidency.
Trump has also been criticized for failing to call out virulent anti-Semitism among some of his supporters i.e. - David Duke.
To anyone who reads this I guarantee this was done on intentionally for the sole purpose of sending out a clear clarion call to Trump's alt-right (anti-Semitic) base. I also guarantee it was penned by, Donald Trump's Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor, Steve Bannon.
The International Holocaust Remembrance Day was established by the United Nations in 2005 to commemorate the deaths of the six million Jews as well as an estimated two million Roma and thousands of disabled and gay people at the hands of the Nazis.