In a tweet on Saturday, leftist activist and author Amy Siskind made a comparison between President Trump holding firm on his commitment to secure border wall funding before reopening the government to a Nazi attack on Jewish people in the 1930s.
Siskind has since deleted the tweet, but Donald Trump Jr. took a screenshot and shared the tweet on his own page.
According to the screenshot, Siskind said: “In so many ways this feels like a Kristallnacht moment: Trump shutting down our government with no end in sight over a manufactured crisis at our border.”
“He has no empathy for people who are suffering,” the feminist continued in the tweet. “He sees it as a way to grab power and control. The GOP is allowing it.”
Trump Jr. responded: “You’re an imbecile! To make this kind of comparison to an event where people were slaughtered in their beds shows how sick you and your leftist friends have become.”
“You should be ashamed of yourself!” the president’s son added.
“Don’t worry @Amy_Siskind,” Trump Jr. said in a follow-up tweet. “I found the tweet you deleted. If a conservative would have made that analogy there’d be fired and would never work again!!! Your leftist buddies are probably cheering you on.”
Trump Jr. wrote a third tweet about the comparison where he said Siskind should “seek help immediately.”
“Hey @Amy_Siskind why did you delete your tweet comparing the government shutdown to Kristallnacht? Asking for a few million people. You’re a truly sick person and should seek help immediately!!!”
As History.com reports, close to 100 Jewish people were killed on the night of November 9th and 10th, 1938 as the Nazis destroyed Jewish homes, business, and schools. The night was referred to as “Kristallnacht,” or the “Night of Broken Glass.”
Some 300,000 Jewish men were arrested in the aftermath:
On November 9 to November 10, 1938, in an incident known as “Kristallnacht”, Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses and killed close to 100 Jews. In the aftermath of Kristallnacht, also called the “Night of Broken Glass,” some 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to Nazi concentration camps. German Jews had been subjected to repressive policies since 1933, when Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) became chancellor of Germany. However, prior to Kristallnacht, these Nazi policies had been primarily nonviolent. After Kristallnacht, conditions for German Jews grew increasingly worse. During World War II (1939-45), Hitler and the Nazis implemented their so-called “Final Solution” to the what they referred to as the “Jewish problem,” and carried out the systematic murder of some 6 million European Jews in what came to be known as the Holocaust.