The Left has lost it.
In a single interview on MSNBC, a former Watergate prosecutor compared President Trump’s performance at the Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin to the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and the Nazi’s Kristallnacht.
While nothing can truly compare to either of those terribly horrific incidents, Trump’s few comments at the conference were not supplemented with any changes to United States policy and were followed by no substantial actions. They were just words, as far as U.S.-Russia relations go.
But, for Prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks to say the comments are comparable to both of the infamous dates is media hype and leftist spin to push what Fox News’ Tucker Carlson refers to as a non-issue.
Wine-Banks’ comments were made during an interview with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi. The host read from his notes that Trump was “more excited to sit down with the Russian President than he had been to visit NATO allies” and said the meeting “has a richer complexity than the Watergate investigation.”
“You cannot make sense of it,” Wine-Banks responded. “It’s very hard to possibly analyze and you are quite correct.”
Speaking on the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the prosecutor said: “It’s just as serious to me as the Cuban Missile Crisis in terms of an attack or the 9/11 attack [the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack].”
“The president is taking the side of the people who attacked us instead of trying to prevent a future attack,” she claimed. “He has done nothing to make sure the elections four months away are going to be safe.”
“And, I would say, his performance today will live in infamy as much as the Pearl Harbor attack or Kristallnacht. And it’s really a serious issue that we need to deal with. There is no explanation for what could be motivating him,” she continued.
Check it out:
“His performance today will live in infamy as much as the Pearl Harbor attack or Kristallnacht.”
– Fmr. Watergate Prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks on Trump’s comments at the Helsinki summit pic.twitter.com/pp5YuNw1pi
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) July 17, 2018
Here’s more on Kristallnacht, or the “Night of Broken Glass” as it is often referred, from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum:
Kristallnacht, literally, “Night of Crystal,” is often referred to as the “Night of Broken Glass.” The name refers to the wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms which took place on November 9 and 10, 1938. This wave of violence took place throughout Germany, annexed Austria, and in areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia recently occupied by German troops.
Propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, a chief instigator of the Kristallnacht pogroms, suggested to the convened Nazi ‘Old Guard’ that ‘World Jewry’ had conspired to commit the assassination. He announced that “the Führer has decided that … demonstrations should not be prepared or organized by the Party, but insofar as they erupt spontaneously, they are not to be hampered.”
Goebbels’ words appear to have been taken as a command for unleashing the violence. After his speech, the assembled regional Party leaders issued instructions to their local offices. Violence began to erupt in various parts of the Reich throughout the late evening and early morning hours of November 9–10. At 1:20 a.m. on November 10, Reinhard Heydrich, in his capacity as head of the Security Police (Sicherheitspolizei) sent an urgent telegram to headquarters and stations of the State Police and to SA leaders in their various districts, which contained directives regarding the riots. SA and Hitler Youth units throughout Germany and its annexed territories engaged in the destruction of Jewish-owned homes and businesses. Members of many units wore civilian clothes to support the fiction that the disturbances were expressions of ‘outraged public reaction.’
The rioters destroyed 267 synagogues throughout Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland. Many synagogues burned throughout the night in full view of the public and of local firefighters, who had received orders to intervene only to prevent flames from spreading to nearby buildings. SA and Hitler Youth members across the country shattered the shop windows of an estimated 7,500 Jewish-owned commercial establishments and looted their wares. Jewish cemeteries became a particular object of desecration in many regions.
Nothing Trump did is at all comparable to these actions or those taken during the attack on Pearl Harbor.