WATCH LIVE: Trump Speaks for U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s National Days of Remembrance
President Donald Trump will give a keynote address on Tuesday for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s annual Days of Remembrance Ceremony. The ceremony will take place at the Capitol Rotunda.
In a recent press release, the museum noted that every U.S. president has participated in the ceremony since their opening back in 1993. The week-long Days of Remembrance were first held in 1979, and Congress eventually established them as the nation’s commemoration of the Holocaust.
This year’s observance will last from April 23 to April 29.
Some Jewish groups are skeptical of Trump’s upcoming address due to a series of controversies that have led to his administration being labelled by some as anti-semitic. These incidents include Sean Spicer‘s recent gaffe about the Holocaust, and the Trump Administration’s hesitation in denouncing a series of anti-Semitic incidents over the past several months.
Back in January, the Holocaust Museum seemingly noted this when they responded to a White House statement that failed to specifically acknowledge the widespread suffering of Jewish people during World War II. Trump addressed anti-Semitic outbreaks in the United States during an interview he gave in February, where he said that threats against Jewish cultural sites had to stop.
The ceremony will begin at 11:20 A.M. EST:
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