(December 16, 2020 / JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention on Wednesday to appoint three individuals, including the son of his personal attorney—former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani—to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, the governing body of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
Named to the council are Andrew Giuliani, who serves as a public-liaison assistant to the president; White House aide Nick Luna; associate counsel to the president Mitch Webber; and Jared L. Smith, a staff assistant in the office of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of European And Eurasian Affairs.
Following the announcement, Giuliani, 34, tweeted, “At a time when religious freedom is increasingly threatened and anti-Semitism is on the rise, we must always remember the atrocities of the Holocaust and teach our children that government should never impede our individual right to practice religion. To be appointed by this president, who has been a champion for our Jewish brothers and sisters all around the world, makes this honor that much more humbling.”
In the past few months, Trump has made numerous appointments to the council, mostly consisting of his allies.
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