Amid the storm of questions about Russian hacking and business conflicts of interest, President-elect Donald Trump stoked another controversy on Wednesday by referencing Nazi Germany while criticizing leaks he blamed on intelligence officials.
Trump was fiercely criticized for the comment.
"It is a despicable insult to Holocaust survivors around the world, and to the nation he is about to lead, that Donald Trump compares America to Nazi Germany," Steven Goldstein, executive director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, said in a statement. "The president-elect has denigrated our nation and its commitment to freedom on the eve of his inauguration. He must retract his tweet and apologize to survivors and to our entire nation."