Republican Jewish Coalition Says Biden Must Apologize for Comparing Trump to Nazi Propagandist
On Saturday, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) called on Joe Biden to apologize after comparing President Trump to the Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle, Biden said that Trump is “sort of like [Joseph] Goebbels. You say the lie long enough, keep repeating it, repeating it, repeating it, it becomes common knowledge.”
UNHINGED: Joe Biden compares President Trump to Joseph Goebbels pic.twitter.com/GRYqN8UkTb
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) September 26, 2020
RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks released a statement saying that, “[T]he rule in debate is that if your only argument is to call your opponent a Nazi, you have no argument at all. Instead of engaging in a debate on policy, Joe Biden has descended to name-calling and Holocaust references.
“There is no place in political discourse for Holocaust imagery or comparing candidates to Nazis. It’s offensive and it demeans the memory of the Holocaust, the suffering of the victims, and the lessons we must learn from that terribly dark chapter of history. Joe Biden has been in politics long enough to know this. To diminish the horrors of Goebbels and the Nazis by trying to attack the president with that comparison is, as we say, a shanda.
“We call on Joe Biden to retract and apologize for that egregious comment.”
— RJC (@RJC) September 27, 2020
This is absolutely loathsome and should be disqualifying. Comparing an American president to a Nazi diminishes the Holocaust and its six million victims, and is horribly offensive to every Jewish person living today.