President Donald Trump spoke at a Holocaust remembrance ceremony today at the United States capitol. He promised the United States will “never be silent” in the face of evil. He also promised to stand with the Jewish people and the state of Israel, a statement that will likely anger the Arab world.
President Trump also denounced those who deny the existence of the Holocaust, a deliberate strike at antisemitism. The President’s comments also destroy the liberal talking point that the President fosters racism and anti-Jewish sentiments championed by white supremacists.
Those who deny the Holocaust are an accomplice to this horrible evil, and we’ll never be silent. We just won’t. We will never, ever be silent in the face of evil again,’ he declared at a remembrance ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.
Trump said to the veterans, Holocaust survivors and legislators attending the event, ‘We will stamp out prejudice. We will condemn hatred. We will bear witness, and we will act.
‘As president of the United States, I will always stand with the Jewish people, and I will always stand with our great friend, and partner, the state of Israel.’
‘You witnessed evil, and what you saw is beyond description, beyond any description,’ he said.
Jewish people were put in ghettos and death camps, slaughtered and tortured. Six million Jews were mass murdered by he Nazis and ‘millions more’ were executed ‘without mercy,’ the president said.
‘Yet, even today there are those who want to forget the past. Worse still there are even those filled with such hate, total hate, that they want to erase the Holocaust from history,’ he said. ‘Denying the holocaust is only one of many forms of dangerous anti-semitism that continues all around the world.
Attacks on the Jewish people continue, he noted, bringing up the terror calls that were sweeping Jewish community centers in America as he took office and threats against Israel from its enemies.
‘The Jewish people have endured oppression, persecution, and those who have sought and planned their destruction,’ he said, ‘yet through the suffering they have persevered. They have thrived, and they have enlightened the world.
‘We stand in awe of the unbreakable spirit of the Jewish people,’ the president said.