It would appear that President Trump put so little thought to his Holocaust Remembrance message that he plagiarized it from the website of the Holocaust Museum ‘s introduction page.
Trump’s message begins by saying “the Holocaust was the state-sponsored systematic persecution and attempted annihilation of European Jewry by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.”
The Holocaust Museum’s introductory page is almost the exact same: “The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators,” it reads.
Trump and his camp have had some serious problem with plagiarism in the past. Melania Trump famously plagiarized part of her Republican National Convention speech from former First Lady Michelle Obama. Trump himself has been caught plagiarizing on several occasions and his Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was also busted for copying word-for-word from a law journal.
The decision to plagiarize from the Holocaust Museum is yet another demonstration that Trump doesn’t really care about the six million Jews who died in Nazi death camps. On International Holocaust Day in January, the White House specifically refused to mention the Jewish victims in his address and Trump took neo-Nazis and white supremacists off terror watch lists.
Trump also shouted down a Jewish reporter for asking him to condemn the anti-Semitic attacks which have been on the rise in the United States and picked a fight with the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect while his press secretary openly dabbles in Holocaust denial.
It’s obvious that Trump cares very little about the victims of the Holocaust or for American Jews in general.