CNN has given up any pretense to pursuing unity and civility following the 2020 elections and is doubling down on their hyperbolic rhetoric about President Trump and his supporters.
CNN International anchor Christiane Amanpour on Thursday compared the four years of the Trump Presidency to Kristallnacht, an attack on Jewish homes, schools, and hospitals, that led to the deaths of 90 people.
Kristallnacht was a precursor of the horrifying holocaust to come that would see millions systematically killed. According to Amanpour, the same values that were attacked on Kristallnacht were similarly attacked over the four years of Trump’s Presidency.
Amanpour said, “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.”
The comparison between the Nazi holocaust of the Jewish people and the Trump Presidency is disgusting in two ways. Firstly it diminishes the horror of the holocaust.
But even more damning is the division that these comparisons create. CNN lumps Trump and his supporters into the same class as those who began a holocaust of the Jewish people. So much for unity and “a return to norms.”
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