The Holocaust Deniers at CNN

Many in the media like to compare Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. Are they serious? Regardless of how much you disagree with Trump, is it comparable to the killing of six million Jews? Or perhaps they don’t think the Holocaust was that bad.

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour has compared Trump’s questioning of election results with Kristallnacht, which is often referred to as the beginning of the Holocaust. Amanpour opened her show:

“This week 82 years ago, Kristallnacht happened. It was the Nazis’ warning shot across the bow of our human civilization that led to genocide against a whole identity and, in that tower of burning books, it led to an attack on fact, knowledge, history and proof,” Amanpour said. “After four years of a modern-day assault on those same values by Donald Trump, the Biden-Harris team pledges a return to normal.”

Amanpour is by no means an outlier. Many in the mainstream media and among the political elites have compared Trump to Hitler.

On election night Rep. Jim Clyburn (D—SC) compared President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede to “what Hitler did in Germany.”

Holocaust denial used to be condemned, now it is used by the establishment.

10 thoughts on “The Holocaust Deniers at CNN”

  1. Amanpour is not denying the Holocaust. And she is not comparing any of Donald Trump’s actions to the Holocaust itself. She IS comparing Trump’s rhetoric to Hitler’s, his attitudes towards the rule of law to those that, eventually, led to the Holocaust. And she is not wrong.

    1. Agreed, she is talking about the early warning signs of fascism and frankly these signs have been there a very long time for anyone who has followed the rise of fascism anywhere, Germany is only the most studied-to-death such that most people paying attention can spot the parallels. Trump (and the GOP) have many other common points with fascism.

      -Trump once mused aloud about dismissing the House and the Senate if he couldn’t get his way. The GOP put up no platform for the election, which equates to “whatever the leader wants”.

      -Trump kept flapping his mouth that the only way he could lose (twice now) was if the election was rigged. This is inherently anti-democratic. It doesn’t even matter if he meant it–seems like he did at the time, whatever is motives are for the lawsuits now, which seem to be a way of fleecing more people out of their money to pay his campaign debts. Let’s not forget the blatant voter suppression attempts by the GOP: one ballot box for a county, fake ballot boxes in Calif.

      -Trump repeatedly and openly conflated various high offices of the State with a view of their incumbents as his personal employees and sought “loyalty” from them like a mob boss. The State, the AG, was defending him in private actions. How is that even legal? It was the same thing for which he was impeached but not convicted. Mixing personal interests and state interests. I am the State. What’s good for me is what’s good for the State.

      The man is fraud incarnate and literally all the worst things people around the world think of when they think of Americans. The Ugly American, The Loud American, the Obnoxious Bully who shoves other world leaders aside to get into the photo, and takes credit where none is due. The casually cruel and deliberately dumb man who separates families without a care–and kills them, too of course, when it suits him, or not, when it does.

    2. Politicians only obey the “rule of law” when it suits their agenda – both parties. Israel never had a better friend than Trump. Biden supported Nazis in both Ukraine and Croatia. Amanpour also supported both Croat Nazis and Islamic terrorists in Yugoslavia during the wars there. There’s the WHOLE story.

  2. How many people even realize this information?

    November 14, 2020 US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 “Victim Nations” Since World War II

    First published in November 2015
    GR Editor’s Note Let us put this in historical perspective: the commemoration of the War to End All Wars acknowledges that 15 million lives were lost in the course of World War I (1914-18).

    1. “The overall conclusion reached is that the United States most likely has been responsible since WWII for the deaths of between 20 and 30 million people in wars and conflicts scattered over the world”

      I’d guess the high end. We are exceptional after all.

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