President Trump will give remarks at the Holocaust Memorial Museum’s National Day of Remembrance on Tuesday, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Trump’s keynote address comes after the White House faced criticism in January, when it didn’t mention Jews or anti-Semitism in its statement honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The museum released its own statement shortly after press secretary Sean Spicer said the president had “by and large” been praised for his comment at the time.
“The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored murder of 6 million Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. Nazi ideology cast the world as a racial struggle, and the singular focus on the total destruction of every Jewish person was at its racist core,” the Museum wrote in its statement.
More recently, Spicer made a gaffe during a daily press briefing when he said Nazi leader Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons during World War II and referred to concentration camps as “Holocaust centers.”
Between Jan. 4 and the end of March, there were nearly 100 bomb threats against Jewish community centers, schools, Anti-Defamation League offices and other Jewish institutions.
Trump addressed some of those incidents in his joint address to Congress, but Jewish groups have called on him to go further.
Trump spoke via video message to the World Jewish Congress in New York this weekend, affirming the United States’ support for Israel and Jewish people worldwide.
“We must stamp out prejudice and anti-Semitism everywhere it is found,” he said. “We must defeat terrorism, and we must not ignore the threats of a regime that talks openly of Israel’s destruction.”
Trump’s address Tuesday will be delivered in the Capitol rotunda. The museum notes that every president since the museum’s opening in 1993 has participated in the ceremony.