- The Washington Times - Friday, January 27, 2017

President Trump marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day Friday by pledging to work to defeat “the forces of evil.”

“In the name of the perished, I pledge to do everything in my power throughout my presidency, and my life, to ensure that the forces of evil never again defeat the powers of good,” Mr. Trump said in a statement. “Together, we will make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world.”

The president it is “impossible to fully fathom the depravity and horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror” during World War II.

“It is with a heavy heart and somber mind that we remember and honor the victims, survivors, heroes of the Holocaust,” Mr. Trump said. “Yet, we know that in the darkest hours of humanity, light shines the brightest.‎ As we remember those who died, we are deeply grateful to those who risked their lives to save the innocent.”

• Dave Boyer can be reached at dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

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