Christiane Amanpour regrets comparing Donald Trump, Kristallnacht

Christiane Amanpour regrets comparing Donald Trump, Kristallnacht


CNN host Christiane Amanpour walked back Monday her recent statement comparing President Trump’s record and the Nazi pogrom Kristallnacht, saying she “should not have juxtaposed the two thoughts.”

Her statement came after a torrent criticism over her Thursday comment from Jewish groups and the government of Israel, which called in a letter Sunday for her to issue an “immediate and public apology.”

At the end of Monday’s show, she said, “I observed the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, as I often do.”

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“It is the event that began the horrors of the Holocaust. I also noted President Trump’s attacks on history, facts, knowledge, and truth,” Ms. Amanpour said, as reported by the Times of Israel. “I should not have juxtaposed the two thoughts.”

Ms. Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent, continued: “Hitler and his evils stand alone, of course, in history. I regret any pain my statement may have caused.”

During her Thursday show, she marked the anniversary of Kristallnacht, or

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