First, AOC called the border detention facilities “concentration camps,” to the chagrin of actual victims of the Holocaust.
Now, “progressive” liberal actress-turned-activist Alyssa Milano has further perpetuated the outrageous narrative of Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration being akin to what the Nazis did in WWII by comparing VP Pence to Heinrich Himmler!
In a now-viral tweet, Alyssa Milano shared a photo that displayed two photos in black-and-white on top of each other: the top photo was one of Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler looking at POWs; the bottom of Mike Pence at a border detention center.
Take a look at Milano’s insensitive, ridiculous tweet here:
The original photo of Mike Pence at the ICE facility was shared on the Vice President's official Twitter page Friday after his tour of the Donna Processing Center.
Here's the Pence tweet, for reference:
Twitter users did not seem to agree with Milano's comparison.
Check out these response tweets:
Some called out Milano's hypocrisy displayed in the tweet:
Fox News said the following regarding the viral tweet by Milano:
Actress Alyssa Milano continued to attack the Trump administration Saturday when she suggested that Vice President Mike Pence's Friday visit to a migrant detention center in Texas was similar to Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler visiting a World War II POW camp.
Milano tweeted the side-by-side, black-and-white images showing a photo of Pence below a photo of Himmler, the main architect of the Holocaust.
Both photos showed the men standing behind gates separating them from detainees -- migrants in Pence's case and prisoners of war in Himmler's.
Pence's trip to the Texas border included a visit Border Patrol station where hundreds of men were crowded in sweltering cages without cots. Milano's tweet received mixed responses but many on the social media platform derided her comparison.
A chorus of Democratic lawmakers have 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 Washington Examiner has more to say about Alyssa Milano's (faulty) comparison of Himmler and Pence:
Actress and liberal activist Alyssa Milano implied in a Saturday tweet that Vice President Mike Pence was on the same moral plane as the leading Nazi who orchestrated the Holocaust.
Milano juxtaposed a 1941 photo of Heinrich Himmler surveying a Soviet POW camp with a Friday photo of Pence inspecting the conditions of a U.S. migrant detention facility in McAllen, Texas. Milano offered no commentary other than a photo credit for the second picture.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and several Republican senators accompanied Pence to the Donna Processing Facility and McAllen Border Patrol Station in the Rio Grande Valley earlier in the week. Pence described the situation on the border as a "crisis," and called on Congress to "reform our laws to end this unsustainable crisis of illegal immigration at the border."
Milano has continued to weigh in on political issues since she featured so prominently in the confirmation hearings of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, during which she sat behind the judge and live-tweeted the event to her millions of followers.
NY Daily News also commented:
Actress Alyssa Milano posted a photo of Nazi German officer Heinrich Himmler touring a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, above one of the U.S. Vice President Pence visiting a migrant detention center at the Mexican border. The detainee center was packed with men who were sweltering in cages, with no place to sleep.
Then she just left that right there.
Commenters went wild at the apparent comparison, though it was implied, not stated.
Some were sarcastic, calling out what they saw as hypocrisy.
“Shall those men waiting for processing all go wait inside your gated community for vetting then, instead?” wrote one poster.
Others were incensed at what they saw as a comparison of two things that were, in effect, completely different.
“This is absolutely insane,” wrote another user. “Go educate yourself on the Holocaust, and the American immigration laws.”
Others declared that the people in the border detention centers had come to the U.S. willingly and “could go home at any time,” unlike Jewish people who were taken from their homes.