Quantcast
Connect with us

REVEALED: Trump administration scuttled State Department’s Holocaust statement that mentioned Jews

Published

on

Donald Trump (Photo: via Facebook)

President Donald Trump delivered a statement on International Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday that received backlash for not mentioning the Jewish people. While white supremacist leader Richard Spencer praised the statement as a “de-Judification” of the Holocaust, many including Sen. Tim Kaine and former Hillary Clinton runningmate slammed it as “Holocaust denial.

ADVERTISEMENT

State Department officials drafted their own statement last month that mentioned the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, but the White House moved forward with its own version, according to people familiar with the process who spoke with Politico.

They noted that the State Department’s Office of the Special Envoy on Holocaust Issues had written up a statement that commemorated the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, which the White House blocked.

A White House official instead suggested that they did not see the State Department’s draft statement until the official White House statement had already been released.

The Holocaust Museum responded on Monday to the White House’s omission of Jewish suffering in a statement. It wrote, “Millions of other innocent civilians were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis, but the elimination of Jews was central to Nazi policy.”

Republican Jewish Coalition head Fred Brown said 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.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Trump’s White House defended its statement as “inclusive.”


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

West Virginia voter: ‘I’ll probably vote for Donald Trump’ because ‘he keeps the people to the TV set’

Published

on

A group of West Virginia voters explained their voting choices to MSNBC on Monday.

"I don't have TV, I don't have internet," one woman said. "I'm pretty far behind. And I bet you a lot of around here are because we're poor. I don't know nothing about Joe [Biden]. I ain't never heard nothing about him at all. Donald Trump, I know a little bit about him because of the past couple of years."

"I'll probably vote for Donald Trump," Jeff Kibbey told MSNBC. "He keeps the people to the TV set."

"One, Trump is good," Francis Senter insisted. "Biden -- however you pronounce his name -- is good too. But like I say, I can't judge either one of them. It's the same community it ain't never going to change because if it was going to change it wouldn't look like this right here."

Continue Reading

2020 Election

White nationalist group ‘training for violence’ as Trump’s defeat grows likelier: report

Published

on

On Tuesday, BuzzFeed News reported that Patriot Front, a white supremacist group formed from the collapse of groups that participated in the Charlottesville neo-Nazi riots, is preparing for civil unrest as they believe President Donald Trump's re-election is a lost cause.

"BuzzFeed News has received a cache of hundreds of messages exchanged by Patriot Front members on Rocket.Chat, an encrypted group messaging app," reported Jane Lytvynenko. "In logs of the chats, all from this year, around 280 members of the group discuss grandiose goals — creating a white ethnostate from the existing United States. The group wants to expel immigrants, people of color, and Jews, remaking the fabric of America."

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

Clinical psychologist predicts what life after Trump will be like — and how the president will respond if he loses

Published

on

Clinical psychologist Dr. Alan Blotcky, Ph.D. spoke to Raw Story Tuesday to walk through what he thinks voters will see from President Donald Trump in the upcoming week ahead of the election.

While Dr. Blotcky isn't part of the "Duty To Warn" movement, he does support it and he explained how mental health experts have been able to diagnose the president without ever having him sit in their offices.

Continue Reading
 
 
Democracy is in peril. Invest in progressive news. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free. LEARN MORE