Jewish aide wrote White House Holocaust statement


HOLOCAUST

Politico says Boris Epshteyn, a former Russian refugee who lost family to the Nazis, penned release that failed to mention Jews

Times of Israel

A Jewish aide reportedly wrote US President Donald Trump’s statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day which was widely condemned for failing to mention Jews or anti-Semitism.

Boris Epshteyn, a special assistant to the president, wrote the speech, a source told Politico on Monday.

In the speech Trump vowed to combat the forces of evil, and called on listeners to “make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world,” but failed to mention Jews or anti-Semitism. The omission was condemned by Jewish organizations across the spectrum, including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), and the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA). Democratic Virginia Senator Tim Kaine called it Holocaust denial.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended the speech on Monday, saying “the statement was written with the help of an individual who is both Jewish and the descendent of Holocaust survivors.” He also called protests over the omissions “pathetic” and “nitpicking.”

Earlier this month, Epshteyn was asked by The Daily Beast about anti-Semites supporting the Trump administration. He answered, “I’ve had family who died in the Holocaust.”

Formerly a New York-based investment banker and finance attorney, Epshteyn worked as a communications aide for Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2008, focusing his efforts on the Arizona senator’s running mate, then-Alaska governor Sarah Palin.

Epshteyn was born in Russia and emigrated to the US in 1993, aged 11, as a refugee along with his family. In a 2013 US News article Epshteyn thanked Senator Frank Lautenberg for easing “the restriction on refugee states and thereby allowed for tens of thousands of Jews like me from the former USSR to come to America.”

Epshteyn has been criticized for his business ties with Russia and for claiming on CNN that Russia did not seize Crimea.

  1. #1 by Frederick on 02/01/2017 - 9:34

    Well, Russia DID NOT “seize” Crimea, despite what the lying Jew News has said. Few Diaspora jews ever choose to come to Israel; they’d rather emigrate to the US or any western country. The Zionist brass had trouble getting Euro jews to go to Palestine in the early days, despite the Germans and Zionists working together to do so. The Goyim were all ford Aliyah to Palestine as a way to get rid of the jews. The Zionist brass instructed the Germans to only allow jews to go to Palestine; the ones who didn’t want to go were S-O-L. (Shit out of luck).

    Incredible how jew lies die so hard!

  2. #2 by Mike Ervin on 02/01/2017 - 9:34

    jews will lie and ride that dead horse for eternity

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