After CNN’s Christiane Amanpour commemorated Kristallnacht — the infamous anti-Jewish pogrom carried out throughout Nazi Germany — by likening it to the Trump presidency, her comments were met with an immediate backlash, with many expressing shock at the belittling of the horrors of Nazi Germany.
In a jaw-dropping segment on Thursday, CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour recalled Kristallnacht by noting that President Donald Trump’s presidency has similarly waged a “modern day assault” attacking “those same values” the Nazi regime did.
The backlash was immediate.
In an exclusive statement to Breitbart News, Morton Klein, head of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) — the oldest pro-Israel organization in the United States — expressed disgust at the ill comparison.
Noting his personal experience as a child of Holocaust survivors, Klein stated he was “disgusted” by Amanpour, whom he accused of “trivializing and belittling the Holocaust by absurdly and recklessly comparing President Trump’s pro-Israel,