Over the weekend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., continued to get blowback over her now-infamous comments in which she compared U.S. government facilities to concentration camps used by the Third Reich. This time it came from Donald Trump Jr.
“Guess who knows more about concentration camps than you?,” the president’s son tweeted at the New York congresswoman. “These Holocaust survivors. They have a message for you. Why don’t you listen — for once[?]”
Trump’s tweet included a video from Turning Point USA in which Holocaust survivors David Tuck and Sami Steigmann address the freshman Democrat’s recent controversial comparison of ICE detention facilities to World War II concentration camps.
“I was in four concentration camps,” said Tuck, who shows the number on his arm to the camera. “We have no concentration camps here. This is just a political comment.” He later said, “don’t talk to me about concentration camps.”
“I went through it,” Steigmann — who was subjected to Nazi medical experiments — says in the video. “How can you, looking at my face, tell me that the camps that we have in the south are concentration camps? What you are doing, you are insulting every victim of the Holocaust. Shame on you.”
The tweet and video are available here.
Hey @AOC – guess who knows more about concentration camps than you? These Holocaust survivors. They have a message for you. Why don’t you listen – for once.
Great video by @TPUSA
RT so media can’t ignore pic.twitter.com/aib5WW0Z9h
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 22, 2019
Since making her remarks last week, in which she said that overburdened ICE detention facilities are “exactly like” concentration camps used during the Holocaust, Ocasio-Cortez has been invited to educate herself on the matter by visiting the camps by both Polish government officials and a Holocaust remembrance group. She declined the latter invitation over the weekend, claiming that it was a “far-right” move for “political gain.”