Team Trump just All Lives Matter’d the Holocaust

Team Trump Just All Lives Matter’d the Holocaust

Team Trump Just All Lives Matter’d the Holocaust

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Jan. 28 2017 10:45 PM

Team Trump Just All Lives Matter’d the Holocaust

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Survivors walk in the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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On Friday, President Donald Trump issued a statement acknowledging International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the sort of annual formality that would pass without incident in most administrations. But the White House press release made a bizarre omission by failing to mention the 6 million Jews who were slaughtered by the Nazis.

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Nope. Not one mention. Surely this was just a sloppy oversight, right?

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Apparently not. Asked for an explanation by CNN, administration spokeswoman Hope Hicks told the news org that “despite what the media reports, we are an incredibly inclusive group and we took into account all of those who suffered.” She then sent the reporter a link to an article on Huffington Post UK noting that Hitler massacred 5 million others, including “priests, gypsies, people with mental or physical disabilities, communists, trade unionists, Jehovah's Witnesses, anarchists, Poles and other Slavic peoples, and resistance fighters.”

In other words ...

Yep.

Jordan Weissmann is Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.