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Perkins Apologizes for Comparing Attack on Rich to Holocaust

Venture capital pioneer Tom Perkins apologized for comparing today’s treatment of wealthy Americans to the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany, though he said he stood by his message around class warfare.

“I’d deeply apologize to you and anyone who has mistaken my reference to Kristallnacht as a sign of overt or latent anti-Semitism,” he said in an interview yesterday on Bloomberg Television. “This is not the case.”