CNN’s Christiane Amanpour has apologized for comparing President Donald Trump’s tenure to Nazi Germany on the recent anniversary of Kristallnacht, the 1938 pogrom that is often regarded as the starting date for the Holocaust.
Amanpour had said on Nov. 12:
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 truth. After four years of a modern-day assault on those same values by Donald Trump, the Biden-Harris team pledges a return to norms, including the truth.
Critics (see below) slammed her commentary as inflammatory and insensitive to the victims of the Holocaust.
As Breitbart News’s Deborah Danan noted, the State of Israel formally demanded an apology from Amanpour:
Israel’s consul-general to Atlanta, Anat