At Holo­caust re­mem­brance, Trump vows to con­front anti-Semitism

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — S.A. Miller

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.”

ASSOCIATED PRESS

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.

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