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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump paid his respects for Holocaust Remembrance Day with a visit to the National Holocaust Museum just a few blocks away from the White House. There he denounced anti-Semitic attacks saying: “It has been on display in the most sinister manner when terrorists attack Jewish communities or when aggressors threaten Israel with total and complete destruction. This is my pledge to you: We will confront anti-Semitism.” Yet all of the Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) omitted his remarks from their evening reports.
After scouring the networks’ websites using the keyword “holocaust,” I discovered that ABC News was the only network to have any reporter publish an article about the President’s visit.
“President Trump today vowed to crack down on anti-Semitism during a speech on Capitol Hill as part of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s National Days of Remembrance,” wrote ABC’s Meghan Keneally. “He told the story of Holocaust survivor and political activist Elie Wiesel, who died last year, and slammed Holocaust deniers.”
But it’s easy to understand why they didn’t want to give his memorial speech any airtime. All three networks of have a long history of trying to tie the Trump administration to deep-seated anti-Semitism.
On the day of Trump’s inauguration, ABC’s Terry Moran railed against the new President’s inauguration speech saying:
From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first … It carries with it overtones from the 1930s when an anti-Semitic movement saying, ‘We don't want to get involved in Europe's war. It's the Jews fault in Germany!