Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland slammed President Donald Trump for opting not to directly mention antisemitism in his Holocaust remembrance statement.
While Trump acknowledged the gravity of the historic event and vowed to do all in his power to prevent another from happening in the future, Cardin said Monday he failed to highlight the struggles Jewish people faced.
According to Cardin, the statement justified Democrats’ concerns over his choice to select Steve Bannon, who was accused of making anti-Semitic remarks by his ex-wife during the course of the campaign, as his chief strategist and senior counselor
@WhiteHouse‘s statement on the Holocaust completely omitted the horrors of anti-Semitism. Our concerns over #SteveBannon appear justified,” he tweeted. “To speak of the Holocaust w/o acknowledging anti-Semitism or bigotry is to speak and say nothing. #NeverForget isn’t just a pithy punchline.”
— Senator Ben Cardin (@SenatorCardin) January 30, 2017
“>”>called on Trump Sunday to be more specific in future remarks n the topic.
The Trump administration defended the statement, noting Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared Kushner, both practice Judaism.
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