French Ambassador Attacks US For Failing To Confront Hitler In The ’30s

Derek Hunter Contributor
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Gérard Araud, the French ambassador to the United States, created a controversy Thursday by calling for people to remember that the United States did not join France and England in confronting Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.

“On this Pearl Harbor day, we should remember that the US refused to side with France and UK to confront the fascist powers in the 30s,” Araud tweeted.

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Araud deleted the tweet after a backlash, though he continued to defend his point.

During World War II, France quickly surrendered to Germany and formed the Vichy government, which cooperated with the Nazi regime and helped round up French Jews for deportation to Nazi death camps. Tens of thousands of American and British soldiers died liberating France.