WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY IN HOT WATER OVER HITLER REMARK
Apr 11, 2017
By Bob Komsic
Sean Spicer is feeling the heat again – this time suggesting Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons.
(Andrew Harnik / AP)
During remarks about Syria’s suspected chemical weapons attack on civilians last week, the White House press secretary said the actions of Bashar al-Assad surpass even those of the Nazi leader.
Spicer tried to clarify his statement, saying Hitler did not use chemical weapons on his own people in the same way as Assad.
After the briefing Spicer, emailed a statement to reporters, saying ”In no way was I trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust, however, I was trying to draw a contrast of the tactic of using airplanes to drop chemical weapons on innocent people.”
Condemnation of Spicer’s remark was swift.
The Anne Frank Centre says it is ”the most evil slur upon a group of people we have ever heard from a White House press secretary.”
The centre’s executive director also called for Spicer’s immediate firing.