Rep. Clyburn’s ‘Trump Is Hitler’ Claim Is Absurd And Is Insensitive To Holocaust Victims

Published on August 4, 2020

By: Jeff Dunetz
The full article appears on The Lid and is reprinted with permission.

Is it that the man has no feelings, or is he simply a moron? We have covered on The Lid that Rep.James Clyburn continually uses the Holocaust as a political weapon. He added to his record of insensitivity twice this weekend. Each time he said President Trump is like Hitler. On PBS he told Judy Woodruff, “”He thinks that the American people will be duped by him, like the people of Germany was duped by Adolf Hitler” And on CNN’s State of The Union,  he said, “I feel very strongly that Trump is Mussolini, Putin, and Hitler,”

Folks, while I am a Republican, and I support President Trump, my anger at Clyburn has nothing to do with my politics, and everything to do with the fact that I am a Jew and I have family who suffered through the Holocaust. Clyburn’s constant hyperbolic references to Hitler and the Holocaust cheapen the memory of the actual horrors that millions of people suffered through.

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It used to be a basic rule of American politics, never use the Holocaust or any of its related terms such as Nazis or Hitler, for political warfare. The Holocaust is a singular event in world history and not just because of its scale and inhuman horror. Yes, there have been, and sadly will be other genocides of other groups, and there have even been other atrocities against the Jewish people.  But generally, a genocide is waged to suppress a group, keep them out of a countries politics, or to take their land or some other economic reason.  The Holocaust was different– the Jews targeted by Hitler, and the Nazis had no desire to take over the country’s land and held relatively little power–they were just hated. The Nazis took Jews from all over Europe and killed them.

Clyburn should be asked specific questions about the Holocaust to help him understand what Hitler and the Nazis did to the Jews.

I had relatives with this on their arms did Trump tattoo numbers on people’s arms?

Hitler chose that method of identifying the Jews because tattooing is prohibited in the Jewish faith (he didn’t realize that people couldn’t be punished for forced tattooing). Either way, if Trump doesn’t force people to tattoo numbers on their arms, then he isn’t Hitler.

I never met some of my family because the Nazis killed them and buried them in mass graves or cremated their bodies (cremation is also against Jewish Law).  When you compared Trump to Hitler, are you saying he does something like that?  If he had, I am sure the mainstream media would have covered it as it would be one less thing they would have to invent.

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