CNN’s Christiane Amanpour openly compared Donald Trump’s presidency to the Nazi purge of Jews on the infamous “Night of Broken Glass” in 1938, when German forces led an all-out assault against Jewish stores, homes, hospitals and synagogues and carted tens of thousands of Jewish men off to concentration camps.
“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,” Amanpour explained against a backdrop of photos and video clips showing Nazis busting in Jewish-owned buildings and burning books.
“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,” she continued.
Kristallnachte, translated to "Crystal Night" or the more well known "Night of Broken Glass," was one of the first open assaults against Jews that precluded the Holocaust. More than 7,000 Jewish-owned buildings were looted and destroyed by paramilitary forces and Hitler Youth during the attack, which was later named after the shards of glass that littered the streets afterward. Hundreds of synagogues and Jewish cemeteries were desecrated, and about 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and taken to concentration camps while countless others were beaten, assaulted, and murdered.
Amanpour's outlandish comparison between Trump's presidency and the Nazis' heinous attack sparked an immediate backlash on social media, with Twitter users slamming the CNN anchor for diminishing the horrors of the Holocaust in order to demonize a president she doesn’t like.
DISGUSTING demeaning of the Holocaust by @camanpour, @CNN.— Boris Epshteyn (@BorisEP) November 13, 2020
How far the left goes to wrongfully attack @realDonaldTrump is depraved.
Will @cnn do the right thing?
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour Likens Trump’s Tenure to Nazi Germany https://t.co/NnhWOZHbaV
.@camanpour appallingly compares Trump’s tactics to the Nazi kristallnacht?— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) November 13, 2020
So our President criticizing the media and litigating an election = genocide?
Such an insult to the victims of the Nazis, and to the brave Americans who smashed that tyranny.pic.twitter.com/11HVJPSdGN
.@camanpour: I’m ashamed to have to count you an Iranian compatriot. This is a grotesque abuse of history, a horrific, ahistorical equivalence-drawing, a shameful cheapening of the Shoah. https://t.co/r1WwQQYTr3— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) November 13, 2020
Amanpour’s comments should come as no surprise, given that CNN and their fellow leftists have spent the past four years accusing Trump of acting like a fascist dictator and comparing the detention of illegal aliens at the Southwest U.S. border to Hitler’s imprisonment of innocent Jewish children in concentration camps.