President Trump took aim Tuesday at the rising tide of anti-Semitism in the U.S. and elsewhere, telling Holocaust survivors at a memorial event on Capitol Hill that his administration will push back on any attempts to harm the Jewish community.
"This is my pledge to you: we will confront anti-Semitism," Trump said. "We will stamp out prejudice, we will condemn hatred, we will bear witness and we will act."
Speaking at the U.S. Holocaust Museum's Days of Remembrance event in the Capitol Rotunda, Trump condemned Holocaust deniers while affirming the U.S. commitment to Israel.
"Those who deny the Holocaust are an accomplice to this horrible evil," Trump said. "We'll never be silent, we just won't. We will never, ever be silent in the face of evil again."
The president praised Holocaust survivors in the audience for fulfilling "the righteous duty to never forget and to engrave into the world's memory the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people."
Trump touted the U.S. alliance with Israel, a relationship he has prioritized during his first 100 days in office.
"The state of Israel is an eternal monument to the undying strength of the Jewish people," Trump said.
The White House had come under fire early in Trump's presidency for releasing a statement about the Holocaust that did not mention Jewish people. Press secretary Sean Spicer also apologized for saying that even Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons.