Following is a transcript of US President Donald Trump’s video message to the delegates of the World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly in New York.
25 April 2017
WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS — I am deeply honored to speak with you tonight, as the World Jewish Congress gathers in New York City with the leaders from across the world.
First, I want to thank Ronald Lauder, not only for his many years of friendship – and he truly has been my good friend, he even predicted early that I was going to win the presidency – but also for his leadership of this organization. He has done a fantastic job.
Today we are reminded of this organization’s long and heroic history fighting for the Jewish people. Your brave leaders warned the world of the planned atrocities that sought to extinguish an entire people.
On Yom HaShoah, we look back at the darkest chapter of human history. We mourn, we remember, we pray, and we pledge: Never again. I say it, never again. […]