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CNN’s Christiane Amanpour apologizes for comparing Trump administration to Kristallnacht

Christiane Amanpour, the veteran foreign correspondent and host of her own show on CNN International, aired an apology at the end of her show Monday night after she received pushback for comparing the Trump administration to Kristallnacht in a show last week.

“I should not have juxtaposed the two thoughts,” Amanpour said. “Hitler and his evils stand alone, of course, in history.”

“This week 82 years ago Kristallnacht happened, it was the Nazi’s warning shot across the bow of our human civilization that led to genocide against an entire identity,” Amanpour had said in her original remarks. “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.”

CNN was quickly hit with calls for an apology, if not her outright firing, by both Jewish groups and members of the Trump administration who accused Amanpour of minimizing the Holocaust, and highjacking the memory of Kristallnacht for a political agenda.

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour apologizes for Holocaust line

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