President Donald Trump is condemning anti-Semitism. The president sent a video message to those attending the World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly. The message was sent on Yom HaShoah, which is the day Israel remembers the Holocaust.
U.S. President Donald Trump said anti-Semitism should be defeated and called the Holocaust the “darkest chapter of human history” in a video address on Sunday, following two missteps by his administration regarding statements about genocide during World War Two.
“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 speech to the World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly in New York on Yom HaShoah, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.
“On Yom HaShoah, we look back at the darkest chapter of human history,” Trump added. “We mourn, we remember, we pray, and we pledge: ‘Never again.'”
In the message President Trump not only condemned anti-Semitism, but he also promised that the United States will continue to support Israel and fight terrorism in the Middle East.
It will be interesting to see what liberals have to say about the president’s message. In January, President Trump was heavily criticized for failing to mention the six million Jews that lost their lives in the Holocaust. That wasn’t the only time the Trump administration took heat based on comments about World War II. Many people called on President Trump to fire White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer after he compared Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Adolf Hitler. In that situation, Spicer claimed that Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons.
Regardless of how the Democrats respond to this, President Trump’s statements are commendable. It’s important that President Trump continues to speak out against hatred, while maintaining his hardline stance on stamping out terrorism.