‘Why Whitewash Jews From That Statement?’ Chuck Todd Confronts Priebus on Trump Holocaust Statement

Following Meet the Press’s Chuck Todd battling White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus over President Donald Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ executive order, Todd hit Priebus on Trump’s statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day that curiously failed to mention Jews.

After highlighting a conservative writer’s criticism of the statement, the MTP host asked Priebus, “”Do you understand why many Jews were offended by the White House’s decision not to note the Holocaust was about eradicating the Jews?”

Priebus explained that they certainly will never forget the Jewish people who suffered. Todd pushed back, “But why whitewash Jews from that statement?”

“I’m not whitewashing anything, Chuck,” Priebus responded. When Todd pressed him on whether he regretted the statement, the White House senior official said, “I don’t regret the words.”

Priebus further added that “everyone’s suffering in the Holocaust” including “all of the Jewish people.”

Watch the clip above, via NBC News.

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