Trump to deliver keynote at National Holocaust Museum event

President Trump will speak at the National Holocaust Museum’s National Day of Remembrance ceremony on Tuesday.

He will deliver the keynote address at the morning event in the Capitol Rotunda, the museum said in a press release Sunday.

The announcement comes a few months after the White House ignited controversy when it didn’t mention Jews or anti-Semitism in a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

“The Holocaust teaches us profound truths about human societies and our capacity for evil,” the museum said in a statement back in January in response to the White House. “An accurate understanding of this history is critical if we are to learn its lessons and honor its victims.”

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer ignited controversy earlier this month when he said that Syrian President Bashar Assad was worse than Nazi leader Adolf Hitler because he used Sarin gas on his own people, even though Hitler killed millions of jews and others in gas chambers during the Holocaust.

Spicer later apologized for the remark.

In early March, Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner visited the museum.

The museum notes in its statement that other presidents, including Barack Obama and George W. Bush, have delivered the keynote address during the Day of Remembrance ceremony, dating back to the museum’s opening in 1993.

“The week-long Days of Remembrance was first held in 1979 and then later established by Congress as the nation’s commemoration of the Holocaust,” the museum said. This year it will be observed from April 23 to April 29.

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