Trump White House erases Jews from Holocaust

Engaging in what many would call Holocaust Denialism, the Trump White House on Friday celebrated Holocaust Remembrance Day with a single tweet from Donald Trump, linking to a statement that didn’t mention Jews, or any other victims of Holocaust.

When asked later why the White House forget to mention Jews in a statement purportedly remembering the Holocaust, White House spokesperson Hope Hicks doubled down and suggested that the Holocaust was about more than Jews, so by not associating Jews with the Holocaust the White House was in fact being more “inclusive.”

Here’s the White House statement:

Statement by the President on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

“It is with a heavy heart and somber mind that we remember and honor the victims, survivors, heroes of the Holocaust. It is impossible to fully fathom the depravity and horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror.

“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.

“In the name of the perished, I pledge to do everything in my power throughout my Presidency, and my life, to ensure that the forces of evil never again defeat the powers of good. Together, we will make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world.”

And while Hopes is technically correct that Hitler’s victims included gays, people with disabilities, Roma, communists and many more, the lion’s share of the Nazis’ victims were Jews. Not to mention, how does it honor “all” the victims of the Holocaust by refusing to mention any of them? The White House statement didn’t mention the other victims either. No mention of gays, prostitutes, Roma, communists, people with disabilities — nobody.

Erasing the victims of the Holocaust is not inclusive. That’s Holocaust revisionism. More from CNN:

Asked about the White House explanation that the President didn’t want to exclude any of the other groups Nazis killed by specifically mentioning Jews, Greenblatt told CNN that the United Nations established International Holocaust Remembrance Day not only because of Holocaust denial but also because so many countries — Iran, Russia, Poland, and Hungary, for example — specifically refuse to acknowledge Hitler’s attempt to exterminate Jews, “opting instead to talk about generic suffering rather than recognizing this catastrophic incident for what is was: the intended genocide of the Jewish people.”

alt right conference DC nazi salute

At a recent Alt Right conference in Washington, DC, held to celebrate Trump’s election, many in the crowd gave Nazi salutes.

And that’s what Trump did on Friday. Now, keep in mind that Trump’s top strategy aide in the White House, Steve Bannon, is at best a neo-Nazi enabler. Bannon, who up until this past summer ran the far-right Web site Breitbart, bragged a few months ago that Breitbart was “the platform of the Alt Right.” The Alt Right is a hipster collection of white supremacists and neo-Nazis. Bannon was bragging that he was running a news site catering to racists and Nazis. And now the Trump White House is practicing Holocaust revisionism, and doing it on the same day that it announces a ban on Muslim refugees.

You do the math.

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  • tttt9erfan

    Fake News!!
    He speech was fine. What, you didn’t know who he was talking about? You really had to make a huge stretch to connect those dots. It makes you look desperate!

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  • Tj Long

    It was what, 95% Jews, peppered in with some gays, mentally ill and handicapped, and those who resisted?

  • kurtsteinbach

    Well the question, if there was any, of whether or not Trump’s daughter being Jewish [a convert] and his son-in law being Jewish would have any effect or affect on Trump’s White Supremacist leanings, which he showed so grandiosely during the campaign has been answered, apparently it won’t sway him away from his evil, Antisemitic path, not one bit. . . .

  • UncleBucky

    Now, Trump is pissing off another demographic. It becomes clearer and clearer that someone is VERY nuts.

  • Zorba

    Why did the White House ignore mentioning the Jews?
    Because Breitbart, alt-right, neo-Nazi Steve Bannon is pretty much running things.

    “Then we had a long talk about his approach to
    politics. He never called himself a “populist” or an “American
    nationalist,” as so many think of him today. “I’m a Leninist,” Bannon
    proudly proclaimed.

    Shocked, I asked him what he meant.

    “Lenin,”
    he answered, “wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I
    want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s
    establishment.” Bannon was employing Lenin’s strategy for Tea Party
    populist goals. He included in that group the Republican and Democratic
    Parties, as well as the traditional conservative press.”

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/22/steve-bannon-trump-s-top-guy-told-me-he-was-a-leninist.html

    And there you go. Same reason that the Muslim ban from some countries was instituted. Pure white supremacist racism.

    (Well, except for Muslim countries that The Donald has a financial interest in.)

  • d3clark

    However Trump IS going to sponsor “National Bone Spur Day” to memorialize those who could have gone into service and prevented some of the Holocaust. But instead chose family money to keep their draft dodging asses safe at home.

  • AnthonyLook

    Let no one avoid the conclusion; this was premeditated and intentional.

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