The President of the United States, Joe Biden, issued a statement on Friday condemning antisemitism and Holocaust denial, one day after musician Kanye West defended Hitler and Nazis during an interview.
After meeting with Kanye West at Trump's property in Mar-a-Lago, Biden issued a statement condemning anti-Semitism and denying the Holocaust. The announcement that the former president would run for the Republican nomination for president in 2020 was another one he made.
“The Holocaust happened,” Biden said. “Hitler was a demonic figure.”
I just want to make a few things clear:
The Holocaust happened.
Hitler was a demonic figure.
And instead of giving it a platform, our political leaders should be calling out and rejecting antisemitism wherever it hides.
Silence is complicity.
— President Biden (@POTUS) December 2, 2022
Instead of giving it a platform, Biden said that political leaders should be denouncing and rejecting antisemitism.
Aside from being associated with Trump, Ye had also become a popular conservative figure before he started sharing antisemitic views.
On his social media platform, Trump denied that he knew about Ye's antisemitic views during their meeting.
During an interview with Alex Jones, Ye talked about how the genocidal regime did some good deeds. He also claimed that people were unfairly "dissing Nazis."
According to Biden, the white nationalist rally that occurred in Virginia's capital city of Charlottesville was the reason he decided to run for president. The White House also stated that it would not hesitate to call out instances of antisemitism and racism.
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