Auschwitz Memorial urges MSNBC’s Chris Hayes to educate himself after defending AOC on death camps

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MSNBC host Chris Hayes caught the attention of the official Auschwitz Memorial Twitter account for remarks he made contrasting concentration camps with death camps.

The memorial account urged Hayes to get some education on the subject following a day filled with his social media commentary on controversial remarks by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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The New York Democrat sparked fiery backlash after making the false claim that detention facilities operated by the U.S. on the southern border are like concentration camps.

“I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that we should not — that ‘Never Again’ means something,” she said in an Instagram video she posted on Monday. “And the fact that concentrations camps are now an institutionalized practice in the Home of the Free is extraordinarily disturbing and we need to do something about it.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s comments sparked a firestorm, with Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer on Tuesday calling for the 29-year-old lawmaker to apologize to “every Jew on the planet.”

But instead of apologizing to anyone, the freshman congresswoman doubled down on Tuesday, defending her claim and slamming “shrieking Republicans” for their criticism.

In one testy exchange on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez clapped back at Rep. Liz Cheney who had urged her to learn “some actual history.”

After tweeting several of his own opinions on the issue throughout the day Tuesday, Hayes chimed in to target Cheney as well, telling the Wyoming Republican that “concentration camps are different from death camps.”

His tweets sparked a reaction from the official Twitter account for the Auschwitz Memorial urging the MSNBC host to “please consider following @AuschwitzMuseum where everyday we commemorate and educate about the tragic human history of #Auschwitz.”

Donald Trump Jr. slammed Hayes for defending the “stupidity” and called out his “total bias.”

Hayes tweeted and retweeted comments about the issue, eventually asking which side of the debate would end up “on the right side of history.”

He also noted the “real profile in courage” in another tweet.

Hayes made his “last comment” by suggesting the detention facilities be called “detention camps” and that the attention should be on what was going on in them in stead of how they were being characterized.

“I probably deserve the ratio but whatever the hell you call them we should be closing them,” he tweeted, conveniently dismissing the spark that ignited the fire when Ocasio-Cortez tossed out the incendiary phrase in her video.

Twitter users applauded the response from the Auschwitz Memorial while others continued to call out Hayes for his inane defense of Ocasio-Cortez.


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