Ivanka Trump urged world leaders on Monday to pledge that similar tragedy like the Holocaust will “never again” happen.
“I want my children to live in a world where every country and its leaders pledge to ensure a genocide like the Holocaust will never happen again,” she said in a statement.
“As we reflect on the Holocaust and its horrors, we must remember that we bear the responsibility to prevent such a tragedy from ever occurring again. We must live and lead by example, today and always.”
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) April 24, 2017
But how can she make a statement like that when Donald Trump himself doesn’t believe it. And according to Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer, Hitler wasn’t as bad as Bashar al-Assad.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer sparked uproar last week when he said Nazi leader Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons during World War II, a statement that wasn’t true. Hitler’s regime gassed millions of Jews during the Holocaust.
“We did not use chemical weapons in World War II,” he said. “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who did not even sink to using chemical weapons.”
The White House also faced backlash in January for not mentioning Jews or anti-Semitism in its statement honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day.