I just read an article on The Guardian about the statement President Donald Trump made last week to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day. This line in his statement stood out as particularly ironic, given Trump’s recent executive orders.
“Together,” he added, “we will make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world.”
Here is his full statement:
It is with a heavy heart and somber mind that we remember and honor the victims, survivors, heroes of the Holocaust. It is impossible to fully fathom the depravity and horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror.
Yet, we know that in the darkest hours of humanity, light shines the brightest. As we remember those who died, we are deeply grateful to those who risked their lives to save the innocent.
In the name of the perished, I pledge to do everything in my power throughout my Presidency, and my life, to ensure that the forces of evil never again defeat the powers of good. Together, we will make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world.
Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day: https://t.co/KjU0MOxCHk
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2017