First Lady Melania Trump passed up an opportunity to travel to Davos, Switzerland, for a global economic summit, and is instead attending the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
The unannounced visit was in honor of those millions who perished at the hands of Nazis, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day approaches on Saturday, January 27th.
Mrs. Trump also took part in a moment of silence in the Hall of Remembrance, lighting a candle and placing it on the Prayer Wall.
First Lady Melania Trump skipped out on flying to Davos’ for the World Economic Forum with Pres. Trump to visit the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. https://t.co/dOOJk7v944 pic.twitter.com/PBEb0E6CAg
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 26, 2018
The First Lady issued a statement which read, “My thoughts and prayers are with the people whose lives and families were broken by the horrors of the Holocaust.”
“My heart is with you, and we remember.”
Thank you @HolocaustMuseum for a powerful & moving tour that honors the millions of innocent lives lost, and educates us on the tragedies and effects of the holocaust. #WeRemember #AskWhy pic.twitter.com/za8MN6pKRZ
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) January 25, 2018
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Mrs. Trump made the visit to the Holocaust Museum very low key. The Daily Mail reports, “The White House did not invite reporters to cover the first lady’s Holocaust museum tour.”
The Museum was the subject of controversy just over one year ago when former President Barack Obama named Ben Rhodes, one of his top foreign policy advisers, to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
Rhodes was the media’s puppetmaster in selling the disastrous Iran nuclear agreement to the American people, and he mounted a campaign to diminish Israel’s concerns about the deal.
Israel’s foreign minister, Avigdor Liberman, compared the nuclear deal to the 1938 Munich agreement that led to World War II.
“The Munich Agreement didn’t prevent the Second World War and the Holocaust precisely because its basis, according to which Nazi Germany could be a partner for some sort of agreement, was flawed, and because the leaders of the world then ignored the explicit statements of [Adolf] Hitler and the rest of Nazi Germany’s leaders,” he said.
“These things are also true about Iran, which also clearly states openly that its aim is to destroy the state of Israel.”
In short, Ben Rhodes is no friend to the Jewish people.
NEW: Melania Trump visits U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: “My thoughts and prayers are with the people whose lives and families were broken by the horrors of the Holocaust. It is also through our shared humanity that we come together now in commemoration, strength, and love.” pic.twitter.com/FTJhcvQIjR
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 25, 2018
By contrast, Israel Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz recently referred to President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a “historic and brave decision.”
“We’re profoundly grateful for the President for his courageous and just decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to prepare for the opening of the US embassy here,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would add.
The Trump Administration is a friend to the Jewish people.
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