Alyssa Milano Compares Mike Pence to Nazi Leader Behind Holocaust
Liberal actress likens vice president's visit to migrant facilities to Heinrich Himmler
Failed actress-turned-liberal activist Alyssa Milano viciously attacked Mike Pence on Saturday, comparing the vice president to the Nazi leader behind the Holocaust.
Milano continued her attacks against the Trump administration by suggesting that Pence's Friday visit to a migrant detention facility in Texas was similar to Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler visiting a Soviet POW camp.
Taking a photo of Pence visiting the McAllen center, that had been digitally altered to appear aged, Milano posted it on Twitter, side-by-side, with a black-and-white image of Himmler, the main architect of the Holocaust.
Both images show the men standing behind gates separating them from detainees -- prisoners of war in Himmler's case and migrants in Pence's.
Photo by @RachelMckibbens. pic.twitter.com/Yzw5RWb44O— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 13, 2019
Milano's post sparked immediate outrage over the controversial comparison.
According to Fox News, Pence's trip to the Texas border included a visit Border Patrol station where men were crowded in the facilities that have become overwhelmed due to the influx in migrants.
Milano's tweet received mixed responses but many on the social media platform derided her comparison.
The lack of empathy is the same in both photos.— Anna Tofel (@tofelfamily) July 13, 2019
You think you are clever posting edited photos side by side. This is not a real arguendnt, anyone can do that.— Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) July 13, 2019
You mock truth everyday by touting fake outrage. The facts are we have a crisis at the border and it started long, long before @realDonaldTrump or @VP.
Tell the truth.
This is an insult to the memory of everyone who suffered under real Nazis. https://t.co/y1pe9hYzFh— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) July 13, 2019
Absolutely disgusting. Get some perspective. Hitler killed 6M Jews. https://t.co/DrXZjOFY0M— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) July 13, 2019
A chorus of Democratic lawmakers has claimed migrants are being detained under inhumane conditions.
Pence and President Trump have heavily criticized media outlets and Democrats for the way they have viewed the issue.
"CNN is so dishonest. Today we took reporters to a detention facility on the border for families and children and all told us they were being treated well," the vice president tweeted on Friday.
"The crisis at our southern border is not a 'manufactured crisis,' it is real and is overwhelming our system.
"To show this, we also visited an overcrowded facility for adult men, many of whom have been arrested multiple times.
"These men were in a temporary holding area because Democrats in Congress have refused to fund additional bed space."
Vice President Mike Pence toured a Border Patrol facility in Texas after reports that migrants detained are being held in dangerous conditions. pic.twitter.com/8tP71Jlx0i— azcentral (@azcentral) July 12, 2019
Last month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed that the detention centers were "concentration camps on our southern border."
She later clarified that she didn't think they were the same as "death camps" that Nazis oversaw during the Holocaust.
Her comments prompted the United States Holocaust Museum to reject similar comparisons.
"The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary," a museum statement read.
"That position has repeatedly and unambiguously been made clear in the Museum’s official statement on the matter – a statement that is reiterated and reaffirmed now."