Ivanka Trump vows ‘never again’ on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Ivanka Trump vows ‘never again’ on Holocaust Remembrance Day
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Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpOn The Money: Cain 'very committed' to Fed bid despite opposition | Pelosi warns no US-UK trade deal if Brexit harms Irish peace | Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job Ivanka Trump mourns dead in Ethiopian jet crash MORE observed Holocaust Remembrance Day Monday by demanding that world leaders pledge a similar tragedy will “never again” happen.

“I want my children to live in a world where every country and its leaders pledge to ensure a genocide like the Holocaust will never happen again,” she said in a statement.

“As we reflect on the Holocaust and its horrors, we must remember that we bear the responsibility to prevent such a tragedy from ever occurring again. We must live and lead by example, today and always.”

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Trump additionally condemned Nazi Germany as “a regime of heinous killers” for killing 6 million Jews and “other victims of persecution” during the Holocaust.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announced Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Trump speaks to rebel Libyan general attacking Tripoli Dem lawmaker: Mueller report shows 'substantial body of evidence' on obstruction MORE will speak at its National Day of Remembrance on Tuesday.

Ivanka Trump is President Trump’s daughter and a White House adviser; she converted to Judaism before marrying her husband, Jared Kushner, who is also a senior adviser to the president.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer sparked uproar last week when he said Nazi leader Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons during World War II.

Spicer mentioned Hitler, whose regime gassed millions of Jews during the Holocaust, while making a point about reported chemical weapons use in Syria.

“We did not use chemical weapons in World War II,” he said. “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who did not even sink to using chemical weapons.”

Spicer has since repeatedly apologized for his comment, which critics say was insensitive to Holocaust victims and their relatives.

The White House also faced backlash in January for not mentioning Jews or anti-Semitism in its statement honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day.