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CNN’s Christiane Amanpour Apologizes For Comparing Trump to Nazis, After Israel Demands She Do So

CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour apologized on air after comparing President Trump’s four years in office to the Nazis’ Kristallnacht purge of the Jewish people in 1938.

She made the ill-advised comparison last week during a segment on her CNN International show commemorating the 82nd anniversary of the pogrom.

“This week 82 years ago, Kristallnacht happened,” Amanpour opened the segment. “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,” she continued.

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Christiane Amanpour Apologizes For Comparing Trump to Nazis

Amichai Stein, a correspondent for the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation, reported that the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) had demanded an apology from Amanpour.

“The comparison between Kristallnacht and Trump’s actions are unacceptable and an apology is required,” the MFA was quoted as saying.


Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevitch slammed the network over the comments.

“Using the memory of the Holocaust for cheap headlines or a political agenda is concerning and distorts the historical and moral truth,” Yankelevitch said.

Amanpour’s Apology For Comparing Trump’s Hyperbole to Kristallnacht

On her Monday broadcast, Amanpour issued the apology.

“I observed the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, as I often do,” she began. “It is the event that began the horrors of the Holocaust. I also noted President Trump’s attacks on history, facts, knowledge and truth.”

“I should not have juxtaposed the two thoughts. Hitler and his evils stand alone, of course, in history,” Amanpour lamented. “I regret any pain my statement may have caused.”


In 2015, Amanpour made headlines during a “Breaking News” segment on CNN with another ill-advised reference, calling Islamic extremists who murdered the 12 journalists at Charlie Hebdo “activists.”

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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