Trump’s words about the Holocaust on Holocaust Remembrance Day were disingenuous and simply an attempt to make up for his administration's potentially anti-semitic behavior, writes Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush of the New York Times. They point out that American Jews remain distrusting of a president who has been slow to distance himself from bigoted ideals in the past. His close relationship to Steve Bannon who has expressed arguably anti-semitic views, poses questions in this regard, insinuate Haberman and Thrush. According to them, this is a disingenuous attempt by Trump to paper over past blunders and make himself seem less controversial.
The speech given by Trump on Holocaust Remembrance Day was heartfelt, demonstrating his commitment to the Jewish people, infer The Times of Israel in a joint piece with the Associated Press. They highlight that Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, has converted to Judaism and is raising her children according to its practices, insinuating that this would contradict any possibly anti-semitic views. The article asserts that the Trump administration's seemingly insensitive comments were mere miscommunications. Trump's words have made his awareness of the Holocaust and support for the Jewish people clear, suggest The Times of Israel.