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Donald Trump Jr. under fire for Holocaust-themed joke

Donald Trump, Jr., son of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, made a joke referring to a gas chamber.
Donald Trump, Jr., son of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, made a joke referring to a gas chamber. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

The Anti-Defamation League is calling on Thursday for Donald Trump‘s oldest son to apologize for making what appeared to be a Holocaust-themed joke.

In an interview with a Philadelphia radio station on Wednesday, Donald Trump Jr. accused the Democrats of rigging their primary system.

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“If Republicans were doing that, they’d be warming up the gas chamber right now,” he said.

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The ADL, an international anti-Semitism organization, tweeted Thursday that “trivialization of the Holocaust and gas chamber is NEVER OK.”

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The group then tweeted that its members hoped Trump Jr. understood the “insensitivity and hurt” caused by his joke and asked for an apology.

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The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.