Keep in mind....every single one of these presidents campaigned on acknowledging the Armenian Genocide once elected..
Hint: None of them had the guts to call it GENOCIDE!
If you go to this link, you can see for yourself what each president called it. They all have statements on it but I am just including the theme of their statements.
Jimmy Carter: 1978 - Tragedy
Ronald Reagan: "Like the genocide of the Armenians before it and the genocide of the Cambodians which followed it".....Reagan came the closest to calling it Armenian Genocide here but he was referring to the Holocaust.
George Bush Sr: 1990 - Tragedy/Massacre
Bill Clinton: 1994 - Massacres/Tragedies
1995 - Massacres/persecution
1996 - Deportations/Massacres/Tragedy
1997 - Massacres/Deportation and deaths/Tragedy
1998 - Deportations and Massacres/Man's inhumanity to man
1999 - Deportations and Massacres
2000 - Tragedies/Deportations/Massacres/
George W Bush: 2001 - Tragedy/Forced Exile and Annihilation/Infamous killings
2002 - Appalling Tragedy/ Forced Exile and Murder/Horrific killings/Horrendous Loss of Life/Terrible Events/Dark Cycle of Hatred
2003 - Horrible Tragedy/Mass Killings/Forced Exile/Great Calamity/Horrendous Loss of Life
2004 - Horrible Tragedy/Annihilation Through Forced Exile and Murder
2005 - Forced Exile/Mass Killings/Terrible Event (Great Calamity)/Horrible Loss of Life
2006 - Horrible Tragedy/Mass Killings/Forced Exile/Terrible Chapter of History
2007 - Greatest Tragedies of 20th Century/Mass Killings/Forced Exile
2008 - Greatest Tragedies of 20th Century/Mass Killings/Forced Exile
Barack Obama: 2009 - Obama can't even call it a tragedy or a mass killing or anything else(at least for his 1 year in office..he quickly learned the ropes and became like every other president in history)...see below
2011 - Horrific Events/Worst Atrocities of 20th Century/Massacres
2012 - Worst Atrocities of 20th Century/Brutally Massacred/Unspeakable Suffering
2013 - Worst Atrocities of 20th Century/Massacred/Lives Extniguished/Unspeakable Suffering/Dark Chapters of History
2014 - Worst Atrocities of 20th Century/Massacred/Marched to their deaths
2015 - Mass Atrocity/Deported and Massacred and Marched to their death/Horrific Violence/Suffering on All Sides???
2015 - Mass Atrocity/ Deported,Murdered, and Marched to their Deaths/Horrific Violence/Suffering on ALL sides??????
2016 - Deported, Massacred, Marched to their Deaths/Dark Days/Tragedy
Donald Trump: 2017 - Worst Mass Atrocities of 20th Century/Deported, Massacred, Marched to their Deaths/loss of innocent lives /Dark Chapter of Human History
2018 - Worst Mass Atrocities of Human History/Deported,Massacred, Marched to their Deaths/Horrific Events
2019 - Worst Mass Atrocities of 20th Century/Deported/Massacred/Marched to their Deaths
As you can see....President Trump's remarks on the Armenian Genocide are just like the last six presidents ...I love my president but I do not love that he did not have the courage to call a spade a spade ...isn't that what he was elected for?
The Armenian Genocide happened over 100 years ago today. How much longer do we have to wait for an American president to call a genocide ....a genocide?