Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Tuesday on Fox News that people are Holocaust deniers if they compare President Donald Trump or anyone else to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
“Some in the media have made a daring and dark comparison, comparing President Trump to Hitler. He was even accused of following Hitler’s playbook to divide the country,” said Fox News co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy.
“This as a shocking new study finds that many Americans don’t know basic facts about the Holocaust. In fact, 41% of Americans and 66% of millennials don’t know what Auschwitz was,” added Fox News co-host Dean Cain.
Dershowitz said that ignorance about history was leading to false analogies targeting Trump and others.
“Everybody is compared to Hitler. Everybody is compared to the Holocaust. Israel defending itself against Gaza rockets — oh, they’re Nazis. Anybody who compares Trump or anybody else to Hitler essentially is a Holocaust denier, because what they’re saying [is] well, there were no gas chambers, there was no Auschwitz, there was no plan to kill six million Jews. They minimize it,” he explained.
“To say that anything that happened since then is comparable to the Holocaust and certainly to compare the American political system to anything that happened in the Holocaust is just outrageous,” Dershowitz added.
Conservative columnist: Republicans should dare to impeach over Ukraine
The latest Trump international scandal emerged when an anonymous whistleblower in the intelligence community lodged a complaint related to President Trump's discussions with a foreign leader. Although not much is known about the content of the complaint, speculation has arisen that Trump offered the president of Ukraine foreign aid in a way that could be interpreted as quid pro quo for dirt on Vice President Joe Biden.
Writing in the conservative publication The Bulwark, columnist Jonathan V. Last outlines the Republicans' options. They can continue to do nothing to rein in the president. They could try to make the story about Biden. Or they could dare to impeach.
‘We want to show them we are serious’: 16 youth activists file suit against major nations for failing to act on climate crisis
"The climate crisis is a children's rights crisis."
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Trump announces bigger US troop presence in Poland
President Donald Trump on Monday announced an expanded military presence in Poland but said it did not reflect any increased threat from Russia.
Trump, meeting Poland's President Andrzej Duda on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, said Poland would pay for the increased presence, in keeping with his frequent complaint that NATO allies rely too much on US assistance.
"We'll be moving soldiers there," Trump said.
The Poles are "going to be building us facilities that I'm sure are going to be very beautiful," he said. "They'll be bearing the entire expense."