So Why Didn't Trump Mentioned The Jews Or Anti-Semitism In His Holocaust Survivors Speech?

Submitted by: thezigrat 5 months ago in News & Politics


A lot of people asked the question immediately after Trump's statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day last Friday, "Why didn't his message mention Jewish survivors or anti-semitism?"

In the interview above, Chuck Todd asks Cheif of Staff, Reince Priebus says he acknolodges the Jewish people and their plight, and mentions something about "everyone suffering,' but when Todd asks him point blank if he or the White House regret not mentioned the Jews in the statement, he avoids the question.

Then late yesterday, Spence held a press conference and announced that it was not an oversight, but rather the statement included everyone "because others were killed too."

There are 14 comments:
Male 361
This is a big deal. The moment US language doesn't entirely align with the interests of Israel (eg, being cared for and catered to in every possible way), it's a departure from the norm. Can bet there were phone calls based on even this slight choice language. 
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Female 3,801

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


Because it wasn't just Jews that's why.  What an arrogant, self-righteous fucking view.
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Female 3,801
melcervini or would that have been more "self-serving"?  anyone?  bueller?
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Male 1,461
Every one has called Trump a racist maybe this is his way of being inclusive, unlike the left.
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Male 2,178
As much as he lies, I'm glad he said nothing. Muslims would've been like "Jews? Holocaust? Yes the man lies."
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Male 5,348
Zeegrr60 In a way I am glad he did phrase it the way he did, trying not to slight too many people. At this point people will find fault in anything he does or say wether good or bad
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Male 2,178
thezigrat  What good?

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Male 5,348
Zeegrr60 I was trying to be hopeful...
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Male 2,178
thezigrat Oh, I understand. 
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Female 359
I don't think this was particularly awful or surprising. I think it was stupid and naive but I doubt it was malicious. I just don't think Trump is particularly clever. The problem Trump has is that when you set yourself up as a bigot, people will see bigotry in everything you say.
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Male 5,348
DrCribbens VERY TRUE
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Female 7,900
It's not puzzling at all. The far right are all behind holocaust denial, you have Bannon pretty much telling Trump how to wipe his arse. What it does show however is that he is not taking advice- either because he isn't doing the deciding, or he won't be told, or has poor advisors. He honestly thought running a country was like running a business- diplomacy is a skill, learnin the right words really matters. 
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Male 5,348
madduck You do know Bannon, a self described National Socialist (NAZI), now holds a permanent seat on the National Security Council and can speak for the Trump in those matters and 2 main Stay Generals were bumped off in order for Bannon to hold seat there? He now is the second most powerful person next to the Annoying Orange
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Female 7,900
thezigrat I did- it worries me immensly. It is obvious that no one with any knowledge about how government at this level works is anywhere near the president. I loath pence and his ilk- you have much to fear from them, butTrump is as bad and incompetant to boot. Those checks and balances are shown for the fraud they are- if it suiuts the theocracists they simply ignore the rules- or say they don't matter. Sadly they quite fancy war, and given they probably think the end of the world would be a good thing ( being as what they personally are saved  and all) I doubt they care if Trump starts the process. They prefer to be rcih with slaves and concubines but- if Armageddon happens then tough tits.
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