BREAKING: White House Press Secretary Refers to ‘Armenian Genocide Memorial’ in Briefing

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany during Monday's briefing
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany during Monday's briefing

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany during Monday’s briefing

“We may be witnessing, in this one-off statement, the first steps toward an all-of-government recognition of the Armenian Genocide,” said ANCA’s Aram Hamparian

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany referred to the “Armenian Genocide Memorial” during her daily briefing on Monday when discussing implications of removing monuments around the country in response to the social justice movement that has dominated national discourse since the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis by police officers that has sparked the nationwide Black Lives Matter movement.

“There seems to be zero understanding of history when you’re defacing the statue of Matthias Baldwin and John Whittier and Ulysses S. Grant,” said McEnany in response to a reporter’s query about an explanation for President Trump saying over the weekend that many of the problems the United States is currently facing stem from “extreme indoctrination and bias in the education system.”

“There seems to be a lack of understanding and historical knowledge when the Armenian genocide memorial, remembering victims of all crimes against humanity, including slavery, is vandalized,” said McEnany in an apparent reference to the recent defacing of the Armenian Genocide memorial in Colorado, which is on the grounds of the state’s capitol and was vandalized along with other monuments there during last month’s social justice protests.

“There seems to be a lack of understanding of history when the first responders sculpture is damaged, when the Polish war hero statue, the World War I Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, and absolutely the Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th regiment Washington Memorial that honored African American soldiers who fought valiantly in the Civil War was damaged in Boston,” contended McEnany. “We need to have a better historical understanding.”

“We may be witnessing, in this one-off statement, the first steps toward an all-of-government recognition of the Armenian Genocide – the clear consequence of last year’s near-unanimous passage of H.Res.296 and S.Res.150,” said Armenian National Committee of America Executive Director Aram Hamparian.

“Our success in navigating adoption of these two landmark measures cemented the broad-based, bipartisan consensus among Democrats and Republicans, in the House and Senate and among 49 of our 50 U.S. states that Turkey does not deserve and will not get a veto over U.S. policy on the Armenian Genocide.”

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9 Comments

  1. John abajian said:

    Don’t believe a word that she says. The current administration could care less about Armenians or Armenia.

    • Raffi said:

      I agree, it seems the President have changed his approach of America first to his pockets first. Wall street only understands the value of money talks BS walks, they have no other values, morally they are bankrupt.

  2. Sebouh Tashjian said:

    Absolutely good newa as the words “Armenian Genocide” is officially mentioned, for the first time, by U S Administration .

  3. Greg said:

    I believe you are expecting too much… their reference to the Genocide memorial could only be that! Convenient to prove a point…. we have a long way to go before the US ignores the Turkish lobby !

  4. Alen Davtian said:

    What else has she said since becoming “Press Secretary?” All a big show of lies so psychopath Trump can move forward. She was on TV attacking Trump 2 days ago? If you’re Armenian and support Trump, then you’re either Russian or rich; if you’re American White and support Trump then you’re a white Nazi (Armenians also fall in t hat category since they think they’re white). Who, in there absolute right mind, given they’re Armenian and suffered from genocide and discrimination all around, would support this monkey? May God bless all of you who are blind.

  5. Raffi said:

    Gives me the impression that somebody is trying to rip off Erdogan few Billion $$$$$$.

  6. HERAYER said:

    THERE WE GO THE WHITE HOUSE METIONS THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE, TURKEY SAYS IT IS A SLIP OF THE TONGUE NO IT IS NOT.THE US CONGRESS RECOGNIZE THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE, AND ALSO THE WHOLE WORLD, THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT ORDERED THE MURDER OF THE ARMENIANS THEREFORE IS GUILTY OF GENOCIDE. KILLING OF MEN,WOMEN,CHILDREN AND BABIES IN THE MOST BARBARIC WAY, STEALING THERE WOMEN AND CHILDREN,RAPING WOMEN,GIRLS,AND LITTLE CHILDREN IS BARBARIC, STEALING THEIR WEALTH AND PROPERTIES,AND DESTROYING THEIR CHURCHES AND INSTITUTIONS,ALSO BLAMING THE VICTIMS IS A SIN.TURKEY KNOWS IT COMMITTED GENOCIDE, IT CAN NEVER BE COVERED UP

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