Alan Dershowitz: Comparing Trump’s Summit Performance to Kristallnacht is a ‘Form of Holocaust Denial’
Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz blasted critics of President Donald Trump who have compared his performance at the Helsinki summit alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Holocaust.
Dershowitz began by dismissing those who called Trump “treasonous,” telling Hannity guest host Judge Jeanine Pirro that treason consists only “in levying war against the United States or adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”
“You can’t just throw that term around,” Dershowitz insisted. “It’s the only crime defined specifically in the Constitution.”
But before moving on, he took pundits to task who have invoked the Holocaust, particularly MSNBC contributor Jill Wise-Banks for comparing Trump’s remarks at Monday’s press conference to Kristallnacht.
“To compare what President Trump did to the Holocaust or to Kristallnacht is a form of Holocaust denial,” Dershowitz told Pirro. “Because what it suggests is that nothing more happened to the Jews than is happening today in America. It suggests that there were no gas chambers, there were no killing fields, there was no plan to kill six million Jews. It’s a disgraceful comparison. And it just demeans the suffering that so many people went through during the Second World War.”
Pirro then invoked the 9/11 comparisons that have been made, asking Fox News contributor Sara Carter if she thought they actually believed such comparisons.
“What’s so frightening, Judge Jeanine, is I actually think they believe this,” Carter said. “At first it would seem laughable. I was thinking the first time I heard that, I thought ‘Is this a joke? Is this the crazy uncle in the corner?’ Then I kept hearing it over and over and over again.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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