“This week, 82 years ago, Kristallnacht happened. It was the Nazis’ warning shot across the bow of our human civilization that led to genocide against a whole identity. And, in that tower of burning books, it led to an attack on fact, knowledge, history and truth. After four years of a modern-day assault on those same values by Donald Trump, the Biden/Harris team pledges a return to norms, including the truth,” Amanpour said.
There was immediate backlash on social media.
StopAntisemitism.org, which is dedicated to exposing antisemitism, was one group that quickly called out Amanpour.
“Hey @CNN @camanpour please stop using the horrors of the Holocaust to justify an agenda. Our suffering is not yours to play political ping pong with,” they wrote on Twitter.
Another user wrote, “they are insane, not only are they diluting what the Nazis did they are blatantly pushing the narrative so hard it’s difficult not to believe there has been a fraud. How on earth can this be tolerated if 70 million Americans voted for Trump? This is close to inciting a riot.”