CNN’s Amanpour issued apology for comparing Trump to the Nazi Kristallnacht
CNN anchorwoman Christiane Amanpour issued an apology Monday night on her show for comparing President Donald Trump’s administration to the Nazi Kristallnact program. Israeli officials had insisted she apologize after she made the statements last week.
Not only was her apologize warranted to the Jewish people for her frankly uneducated and insulting comparison but she should also issue a formal apology directly to President Donald Trump, and the 73 million American people who voted for him.
She made the comparison during her Thursday night daily global affairs program.
“I observed the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, as I often do,” she said. “It is the event that began the horrors of the Holocaust. I also noted President Trump’s attacks on history, facts, knowledge and truth…I should not have juxtaposed the two thoughts. Hitler and his evils stand alone, of course, in history,”
“I regret any pain my statement may have caused,” adding that, “this week, 82 years ago, Kristallnacht happened.”
She then said 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 truth.”Israeli officials on Sunday denounced the comparison of the Trump-era to Kristallnacht as an affront to the memory of the Holocaust, adding that Amanpour must apologize.
Yes, you should regret it Amanpour but honestly, I don’t think you do.