One always has hope for the younger generations, but when it comes to Donald Trump’s kids, one just has to expect the worst.
“The media has been her No. 1 surrogate in this,” the 38-year-old said. “Without the media, this wouldn’t even be a contest, but the media has built her up.
“They’ve let her slide on every discrepancy, on every lie, on every DNC game trying to get Bernie Sanders out of the thing.”
Wait. It gets worse.
“I mean, if Republicans were doing that, they’d be warming up the gas chamber right now,” he continued.
“It’s a very different system — there’s nothing fair about it.”
The National Jewish Democratic Council released a statement in response to Trump Jr.’s comments.
“With its allusions to the Holocaust, remarks such as these have no place in a presidential campaign,” the statement read.
“Yet, it is not surprising that the Republican nominee’s son would use such language, given the pattern of frequent dog-whistling to anti-Semites and that both Trump the elder and Trump the younger previously have retweeted postings from known anti-Semites.
“Both father and son should apologize immediately for this completely inappropriate and offensive reference.”
Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin tweeted this in response to Trump Jr.’s comments:
“An unsurprising Nazi reference from the “alt-right” movement’s presidential campaign. This is the real Trump.”
The Anti-Defamation League was jumped in to offer their opinion.
“Trivialization of the Holocaust and gas chambers is NEVER okay,” the organization tweeted, linking to a PolicyMic.com article about the comments.
“We hope you understand the sensitivity and hurt of making Holocaust jokes. We hope you retract.”
Sarah Bard, Clinton’s Director of Jewish Outreach said Trump Jr.’s comments “just how insensitive, divisive, and reckless the Trump campaign is.”
“The bottom line is this—offensive references to the Holocaust are never acceptable, especially from a presidential campaign.
This was in response to Trump’s team saying that Jr. was not making a reference to the Holocaust.
Jason Miller, the Trump campaign’s senior communications advisor, released a statement declaring that “Don Jr. was clearly referring to capital punishment to make the case that the media continues to take words out of context in order to serve as the propaganda arm of the Hillary Clinton campaign – something that’s only gotten worse as Trump’s poll numbers have improved.”
No more Holocaust references, please.