Trump Jr. defends ‘gas chamber’ remark

Trump Jr. defends ‘gas chamber’ remark

By Nick Salazar   
Donald Trump Jr. is basking in New York Attorney General's announcement that he will resign on Tuesday. Trump is shown, participating in a round-table discussion at the Talk Media News radio row in Manchester, N.H., on Feb. 8, 2016, the eve of the New Hampshire primary. (Luke Vargas/TMN)

Trump Jr. said that his remarks were not anti-semitic in nature.

WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) — Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday defended comments he made earlier in the day when he linked negative media coverage to gas chambers.

Trump Jr. made the original comments on 1210 WPHT in Philadelphia, saying that if Republicans had conducted themselves like Hillary Clinton, the media would “be warming up the gas chambers right now.”

“The media has been her number one surrogate in this,” the younger Trump said. “Without the media, this wouldn’t even be a contest, but the media has built her up. They’ve let her slide on every in-discrepancy, on every lie, on every DNC game trying to get Bernie Sanders out of this thing.”

Trump later defended the remarks, according to NBC News, saying that the remarks were not intended to be anti-semitic, but were instead a reference to corporal punishment.

The Anti-Defamation League, however, cast the remarks as making light of the Holocaust and urged Trump to retract them.

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