The Trumps are stumbling over an insensitive Holocaust reference once again. And this time it’s Donald Trump, Jr.’s turn.
Speaking on a Philadelphia talk radio interview Wednesday, Trump Jr. lashed out at the media, which, he claims, is biased in favor of Hillary Clinton.
And this is how it came out:
“The media has been her number one surrogate in this. Without the media, this wouldn’t even be a contest, but the media has built her up. They’ve let her slide on every indiscrepancy, on every lie, on every DNC game trying to get Bernie Sanders out of this thing. If Republicans were doing that, they’d be warming up the gas chamber right now.”
Yes, Trump Jr. just compared the media’s treatment of his father to the mass murder of Jews and other innocents in gas chambers carried out by the Nazis during World War II.
The Trump campaign has repeatedly sought to disavow any linkage to neo-Nazi and white supremacist activists, including former KKK leader David Duke.
Nathan Guttman staff writer, is the Forward’s Washington bureau chief. He joined the staff in 2006 after serving for five years as Washington correspondent for the Israeli dailies Ha’aretz and The Jerusalem Post. In Israel, he was the features editor for Ha’aretz and chief editor of Channel 1 TV evening news. He was born in Canada and grew up in Israel. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Contact Nathan at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter @nathanguttman