Lawmaker says sorry over Obama, Hitler tweet

2015-01-14 07:34
US President Barack Obama. (Alain Jocard, AFP)

US President Barack Obama. (Alain Jocard, AFP)

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Washington - Republican Representative Randy Weber has apologised for a tweet that compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler to make a point related to the Paris terrorist attacks.

In a written statement, Weber said, "It was not my intention to trivialise the Holocaust nor to compare the president to Adolf Hitler."

On Monday night, the lawmaker tweeted that even "Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris", referring to Hitler's visit to the vanquished city during World War II.

Obama is under criticism for failing to join other world leaders at a unity march in Paris on Sunday.

The tweet was denounced as "vile" by congressional Democrats.

Weber offered his apology to all who were offended, saying he only intended to criticise Obama's lack of action.

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