President Trump Recognizes Anti Semitism at State of Union Speech
March 8, 2019
On February 5th the annual State of the Union speech was spokenby President Donald J. Trump. During this event, he honors Holocaustsurvivors and battles anti-Semitism during the speech.
The State of theUnion is a yearly address delivered each year by the President of theUnited States to Congress. This year the speech was like no other.
Judah Samet, an 81-year-old Holocaust survivor was introduced by Trump during this speech. Currently this year Samet has also gained another title: a survivor of the deadly Pittsburg shooting. The speech took place on the eve of Samets birthday, and to his surprise, he was not only greeted with a happy birthday song but also an honor he couldn’t have imagined.
President Trump honored Samet with an introduction and an acknowledgment of what he had encountered during the Holocaust. President Trump also honored a second Holocaust survivor by the name of Joshua Kaufman. Joshua Kaufman was liberated by U.S. soldiers in 1945 where he then went to America. These two Holocaust survivors will forever be remembered by this speech by President Trump.
While introducing the Holocaust survivors, President Donald Trump made a significant comment about the continuous problem of anti-Semitism.
He stated, “We will not avert our eyes from a regime that chants ‘Death to America’ and threatens genocide against the Jewish people.” He continues to say, “We must never ignore the vile poison of anti-Semitism, or those who spread its venomous creed. With one voice, we must confront this hatred anywhere and everywhere it occurs.”
These two sentences stated by President Trump will always be remembered like the survivors he introduced and their stories.
From what has been collected at the State of the Union speech, it is seen the immense care our President has for the Jewish people and their existence. We must never forget February 5th and the inspiring moments within it.