Regular readers know that I am a YUGE supporter of President Trump, his policies and his administration (and I remain so). However, when he’s wrong, good reporting demands that the President and his administration gets a swift kick in the assets. The administration’s statement commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day which omitted any mention of the Jewish people was just stupid. It was not as stupid however, as the fact that the administration has been doubling down on the omission ever since.
When first noticing the “de-Jewdification” of the Holocaust on Friday my initial reaction was that it must have been an accident. After all, there was lots good things coming out of the nascent Trump Administration last week, it must have been a rush job and somebody screwed up.
That was until Hope Hicks a White House Spox announced:
Despite what the media reports, we are an incredibly inclusive group and we took into account all of those who suffered…it was our honor to issue a statement in remembrance of this important day.”
As John Podhoretz editor of Commentary wrote about Ms. Hicks’ comment Saturday night:
“The Nazis killed an astonishing number of people in monstrous ways and targeted certain groups—Gypsies, the mentally challenged, and open homosexuals, among others. But the Final Solution was aimed solely at the Jews. 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.”