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16 September 2016

Trump Jr. says gas chamber ‘joke’ had nothing to do with Nazis & Trump campaign lashes out at media over Trump Jr. 'gas chamber' comment 15SEP16

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REALLY? Gas chambers don't have anything to do with nazis and the Holocaust? How can anyone condemn Hillary Clinton for her deplorables comment when drumpf jr makes comments like this and drumpf and his supporters rush to his defense? One doesn't say things like this unless it is common language of family at home and among friends, campaign officials, campaign supporters, republican party members. If you speak for a political campaign like a neo-nazi racist anti -semite and the campaign and party defends you instead of apologizing for and condemning your remarks then you and your candidates are deplorable neo-nazi, anti-semitic racist. From +Think Progress and +POLITICO 

Trump Jr. says gas chamber ‘joke’ had nothing to do with Nazis

Trump Jr. says gas chamber ‘joke’ had nothing to do with Nazis

Donald Trump, Jr., son of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, speaks during the second day of the Republican National Convention CREDIT: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
In a radio interview with Chris Stigall in Philadelphia on Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. casually dropped a Holocaust metaphor, comparing “the media” to Nazis.
Trump Jr., who is one of his father’s advisers and most visible surrogates, was riffing about Hillary Clinton’s supposedly cozy relationship with the media when he invoked the Nazi imagery.
“Without the media, this wouldn’t even be a contest, but the media has built her up. They’ve let her slide on every in-discrepancy, on every lie, on every DNC game trying to get Bernie Sanders out of this thing,” he said.
“I mean, if Republicans were doing that they’d be warming up the gas chamber right now.”
You can listen to the clip, courtesy of Buzzfeedhere:
The Anti Defamation League responded to Trump Jr.’s remark, saying on Twitter that they hoped he retracted his statement and that “trivialization of the Holocaust and gas chambers is NEVER okay.”
.@DonaldJTrumpJr: Trivialization of the Holocaust and gas chambers is NEVER okay. https://twitter.com/PolicyMic/status/776443602906021888 
Putting aside the fact that Holocaust metaphors are always uncalled for, Trump Jr. referencing Nazis in defense of his father is particularly rich.
Throughout the election, the Trump campaign has been notoriously cozy with white supremacists. On Twitter, Trump has made a habit of retweeting openly racist and anti-Semitic Twitter users who traffic in neo-Nazi propaganda, like when Trump tweeted a graphic of Hillary Clinton laid over a background of money and branded with a Star of David. The image had first appeared on an anti-Semitic, white supremacist message board; the Trump campaign insisted that it was a “Sheriff’s star.”
He’s also adopted their rhetoric, like when he derisively called Hillary Clinton “Angela Merkel,” a line of attack that initially baffled political analysts but can be found verbatim on white supremacist forums like the neo-Nazi site Stormfront.
Nor does the cozy relationship end with the elder Trump. Over the weekend, Trump Jr. shared a meme frequently used by white supremacists casting Trump and his surrogates as “The Deplorables” alongside “Pepe the Frog,” a caricature co-opted by the alt-right and used to promote white nationalism, racism, and anti-Semitism.
A friend sent me this. Apparently I made the cut as one of the Deplorables😂😂😂 All kidding aside I am honored to be grouped with the hard working men and women of this great nation that have supported @realdonaldtrump and know that he can fix the mess created by politicians in Washington. He's fighting for you and won't ever quit. Thanks for your trust! #trump2016 #maga#makeamericagreatagain #basketofdeplorables
Adding to the irony, one conspiracy theory popular among the same white nationalists that Trump’s campaign appeals to is that the media is under Jewish control. When Melania Trump’s plagiarized convention speech gained widespread attention, former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke—who has enthusiastically embraced Donald Trump, taken credit for Trump’s “America First” message and cited Trump as his inspiration to run for office this cycle—blamed the plagiarism on “Jewish media insiders.”

Trump Jr. tells @KatyTurNBC that his "gas chamber" comment is referencing corporal punishment, not in any way anti-Semitic.
It’s unclear if he truly meant to refer to “corporal” punishment, which refers to physical punishment, including imprisonment and bygone punishments like flogging; in the modern United States it’s typically used to refer to family punishments for minors such as spankings. “Capital” punishment is the actual term for the death penalty.
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Trump campaign lashes out at media over Trump Jr. 'gas chamber' comment

 
09/15/16 12:17 PM EDT
 
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Donald Trump's campaign lashed out at the media on Thursday after some construed a comment from Donald Trump Jr. as a Holocaust joke.
Trump Jr. said during an interview on Wednesday that the media protected the Democratic National Committee as it sought to force Sen. Bernie Sanders from the primary race earlier and added that “if Republicans were doing that, they’d be warming up the gas chamber right now.”
Trump Jr.’s comments came during an appearance on a Philadelphia talk radio station, where he said the media has also gone out of its way to protect Hillary Clinton throughout the length of her presidential run.
“The media has been her number one surrogate in this. Without the media, this wouldn’t even be a contest, but the media has built her up,” Trump Jr. said on WPHT radio. “They’ve let her slide on every indiscrepancy, on every lie, on every DNC game trying to get Bernie Sanders out of this thing. If Republicans were doing that, they’d be warming up the gas chamber right now.”
Conservative independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin seized on the comment from Trump, writing on Twitter that it was “an unsurprising Nazi reference from the ‘alt-right’ movement's presidential campaign. This is the real Trump.” Clinton then joined in, retweeting McMullin’s message from her own account.
The National Jewish Democratic Council also weighed in with a statement, arguing that Trump’s comments were unsurprising given his campaign’s track record but nonetheless “have no place in a presidential campaign.”
“Donald Trump Jr.’s reference to gas chambers is outrageous. With its allusions to the Holocaust, remarks such as these have no place in a presidential campaign,” the NJDC’s statement read.
But Trump spokesman Jason Miller said the comments were wildly misconstrued.
"The liberal dishonest media is so quick to attack one of the Trumps that they never let the truth get in the way of a good smear," Miller said in a statement. "Don Jr. was clearly referring to capital punishment to make the case that the media continues to take words out of context in order to serve as the propaganda arm of the Hillary Clinton campaign – something that’s only gotten worse as Trump’s poll numbers have improved."