In which Trump takes on the Holocaust and straightens that bad boy out!
White House calls outrage over omitting Jews in Trump’s statement on Holocaust ‘pathetic’
The White House says President Trump is aware of some of the criticism from the American Jewish community over the omission of Jews in his statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, but White House press secretary Sean Spicer called the controversy “ridiculous” and “pathetic.”
“He’s aware of what people have been saying, but I think by and large he’s been praised for it,” Spicer told reporters at his daily briefing on Monday.
“The president recognized the tremendous loss of life that came from the Holocaust,” Spicer said. “To suggest otherwise, I mean, I’ve got to be honest: The president went out of his way to acknowledge the Holocaust.”
Trump’s six-sentence statement, issued by the White House on Friday, honored “victims, survivors [and] heroes of the Holocaust,” but made no specific mention of Jews:
Let's get it straight. Trump said 6 sentences on the Holocaust, one sentence per million Jewish lives lost. Modesty forbade him from using the word "Jew" or "Jewish"
It is with a heavy heart and somber mind that we remember and honor the victims, survivors, heroes of the Holocaust. It is impossible to fully fathom the depravity and horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror.
Yet, we know that in the darkest hours of humanity, light shines the brightest...
Possibly he is thinking of Life Is Beautiful by Roberto Benigni:
As we remember those who died, we are deeply grateful to those who risked their lives to save the innocent.
In the name of the perished, I pledge to do everything in my power throughout my Presidency, and my life, to ensure that the forces of evil never again defeat the powers of good. Together, we will make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world.
Spicer said the statement “was written by an individual who is both Jewish and a descendant of Holocaust survivors.”Yet there is no mention of the centrality of this event to modern Jewish life. The Holocaust has become a definiens of Judaism from the 20th century on. Just as Exodus and the Babylonian Exile defined Jewish life in their times and into the future, so also the Holocaust, yet the Trump and his crowd show absolutely no grasp of that fact.
On the Rivers of Babylon, Ephraim Moses Lilien
“The Final Solution was aimed solely at the Jews,” John Podhoretz, a conservative columnist, wrote in Commentary magazine. “The Holocaust was about the Jews. There is no ‘proud’ way to offer a remembrance of the Holocaust that does not reflect that simple, awful, world-historical fact. To universalize it to ‘all those who suffered’ is to scrub the Holocaust of its meaning.”Trump has family members that are Jewish... so what? How does that fact gloss over the omission? Did he mean to say that having a Jewish member of his family sort of evens up the score, Holocaust-wise? Who knows what the imbecilic sycophants around Trump mean?
On NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus was asked by host Chuck Todd if the administration was effectively whitewashing anti-Semitism.“I’m not whitewashing anything, Chuck,” Priebus said. “It’s a terrible time in history. And obviously I think you know that President Trump has dear family members that are Jewish. And there was no harm or ill-will or offense intended by any of that.”
Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive and national director of the Anti-Defamation League, blasted Trump for “overlooking the defining aspect of Holocaust Remembrance Day — the horror that befell the Jewish people.”
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine was equally critical. “This is what Holocaust denial is,” Kaine said on “Meet the Press.” “It’s either to deny that it happened or many Holocaust deniers acknowledge, ‘Oh, yeah, people were killed. But it was a lot of innocent people. Jews weren’t targeted.’ The fact that they did that and imposed this religious test against Muslims in the executive orders on the same day, this is not a coincidence.” ...
So, in honor of Trump, Spicer, Priebus, Miller, Bannon, et al. I present the Trump Era version of
The 10 Commandments
Piece of Toast Upon which Trump Staff Claim to See the Boss of the Old- Timey Slave Brick Makers
The Exodust book tells how some guys and dolls who made awesome bricks for Boss Egypt King leave slavery in Egypt through the strength of some god who has chosen the incredible slave brick makers. Led by the brick makers Boss, they journey through the wilderness, where their god promises some real estate for development. The brick makers and slaves and their women enter into a covenant with their god who gives them their laws and instructions to build a temple, the means by which the god will come here from heaven and dwell with them and lead them in a holy war to possess the land, and then give them peace, and lots of other phenomenal stuff.
Oh, and that great guy who was the Boss brick guy literally split the Red Sea. I mean, divided that baby in two. And then they walked through it.... on the sand, not through the water...