White House comments on Trump’s April 24 message

US President DonaldTrump’s April 24 statement is consistent with those of his predecessors, the White House has said.

“The statement that was put out is consistent with the statements that have been put out for at least several of the past administrations,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told a press briefing.

“If you look back to the language that President Obama, President Bush have used, the language the President used is consistent with all of that,” he said.

“Today, we remember and honor the memory of those who suffered during the Meds Yeghern, one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th Century,” Trump said on Monday.

“Beginning in 1915, one and a half million Armenians were deported, massacred or marched to their deaths in the final years of the Ottoman Empire. I join the Armenian community in America and around the world in mourning the loss of innocent lives and the suffering endured by so many,” he stated.


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