Trump Remembers Jewish Victims Of Holocaust After January Flub

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In a video message delivered on Sunday, President Donald Trump acknowledged the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, after failing to mention the Jewish people in a January statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

“The mind cannot fathom the pain, the horror and the loss. Six million Jews, two-thirds of the Jews in Europe, murdered by the Nazi genocide. They were murdered by an evil that words cannot describe and that the human heart cannot bear,” Trump said in a video for the World Jewish Congress on Yom HaShoah, Israel’s Holocaust remembrance day.

Trump said that the U.S. stands with Israel and called for an end to anti-Semitism.

“We must stamp out prejudice and anti-Semitism everywhere it is found,” he said. “We must defeat terrorism and we must not ignore the threats of a regime that talks openly of Israel’s destruction. We cannot let that ever even be thought of.”

Trump also managed to mention his victory in the November election, when thanking Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, for predicting that he would win the presidential race.

Trump will also speak at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday for the Days of Remembrance ceremony remembering the victims of the Holocaust.

 

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