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The State Department drafted its own statement last month marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day that explicitly included a mention of Jewish victims, according to people familiar with the matter, but President Donald Trump’s White House blocked its release.
The existence of the draft statement adds another dimension to the controversy around the White House’s own statement that was released on Friday and set off a furor because it excluded any mention of Jews. The White House has stood by the statement, defending it as an “inclusive” message that was not intended to marginalize Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
According to three people familiar with the process, the State Department's Office of the Special Envoy on Holocaust Issues prepared its own statement for International Holocaust Remembrance Day that, like previous statements, commemorated Jewish victims.
Instead, the White House’s own statement drew widespread criticism for overlooking the Jews' suffering, and was cheered by neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer.
Oh boy oh boy, lads.
This just gets better by the second. It’s like you could have a bar loading from “cucked Jew-ridden dystopia” to “white paradise,” and watch it moving in real time.
This is glorious.
President Trump is not only not mentioning Jews in his Holocaust statement, he is actively making sure they’re not mentioned.
I didn’t even ask for all of this. It’s incredible.
according to people familiar with the matter
According to three people familiar with the process
originally posted by: ware2010
a reply to: Indigo5
so he is not mentioning jews while talking about the holocaust? is this really a problem? everyone already knows about the jews.
originally posted by: Indigo5
No offense Auggie..But that means nothing..unless everything anyone (R) or (D) and in between that was ever said is relevant?
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.”
originally posted by: Noncents
Oh god, they talked about the holocaust without specifically mentioning the jews. How hateful...
“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."
Jewish Republicans on Sunday castigated President Donald Trump over his decision to not mention Jews in his statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day — with one prominent group calling on the White House to “immediately rectify this painful omission.”
"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,” said the statement. “We hope, going forward, he conveys those feelings when speaking about the Holocaust."