Last year, not long after having taken office, US President Donald Trump was widely criticised for making a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day that made no mention of Jewish people or gay people.

Many were astounded at the lack of reference to the two groups of people who were targeted the most by the Nazi regime, but the President’s staffers defended the omission.

Reince Priebus, who was White House Chief of Staff at the time, told NBC News that the administration had no regrets about leaving Jewish people out of the holocaust. Spokesperson Hope Hicks told CNN that even though there was no mention of gay people or Jewish people, the adminitration was very inclusive of both groups and was thinking of them, even though they were not mentioned.

 

Read the full article in Out in Perth.

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