CNN host Christiane Amanpour apologized Monday after being widely rebuked for comments she made last week comparing the Trump presidency to the Nazi Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938.
Amanpour issued her apology during her show on CNN International, according to The Jerusalem Post. “And finally tonight, a comment on my program at the end of last week,” she said. “I observed the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, as I often do – 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,” Amanpour went on.
“Hitler and his evils stand alone, of course, in history. I regret any pain my statement may have caused. My point was to say how democracy can potentially slip away, and how we must always zealously guard our democratic values,” she added.
As The Daily Wire reported of Amanpour’s incendiary comments:
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