Donald Trump condemned by Jewish groups for 'Nazi Germany' tweet

Donald Trump condemned by Jewish groups for 'Nazi Germany' tweet

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Donald Trump has been blasted for likening the alleged actions of US intelligence services to the actions taken by the Nazi party in Germany. 

Yesterday, the President-elect strongly denied allegations made in a dossier that he'd colluded with the Russians for the last five years, as well as lurid claims surrounding his personal life. 

CNN originally reported on the story, but left the details of the allegations out. But Buzzfeed then published the entire 35-page dossier for public viewing.

Mr Trump gave a furious response on Twitter, saying: "Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public.

"One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?"

In the press conference at Trump Tower yesterday (Wednesday), Trump further denouced CNN and Buzzfeed for their publishing of the dossier and defended his reference to Nazi Germany. 

He said: "That [the release of the dossier] something that Nazi Germany would have done and did do.

"I think it’s a disgrace that information that was false, and fake, and never happened, got released to the public.”

This has drawn a host of criticism onto the president-elect. The director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, Steven Goldstein, labelled the comment "a despicable insult to Holocaust survivors", and demanded the tweet be retracted with an apology.

The American Jewish Centre responded with this tweet:

Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, condemned the president for "diminishing the horror of the Holocaust".