At Holocaust remembrance, Trump vows to confront anti-Semitism
President Trump on Tuesday denounced those who deny the Holocaust and practice anti-Semitism as he marked Holocaust Remembrance Day, calling the Nazi genocide of European Jews “history’s darkest hour.”
“This is my pledge to you: We will confront anti-Semitism,” Mr. Trump said in a speech at a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum event hosted at the Capitol.
“Today we mourn, we remember, we pray and we pledge: Never again,” he said.
The president’s strong words and solemn tribute to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust belied his critics’ charges that he was responsible for increased anti-Semitism in the U.S.
He vowed the “very, very solemn occasion” of remembering the systematic murder of 6 million Jews would also be a rededication to preventing future genocides.
Mr. Trump took aim at anti-Semitism in the U.S. and around the world, including from Iran and other Arab countries.
He also pledged that the U.S. will always stand with “our great friend and partner, the state of Israel.”
As part of an event on Capitol Hill Tuesday hosted by the Holocaust Museum and attended by Holocaust survivors, President Trump vowed to fight antiSemitism and reiterated America’s commitment to Israel.