White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer dug himself into what’s quickly looking like a bottomless pit.
A recent statement by the Press Secretary declared that Adolf Hitler did not use Chemical warfare during World War II. The Tuesday report resulted in an obvious internet sensation with many pointing out how Hitler used gas chambers to commit mass genocide.
“We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II. You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”
The statement came along side of a verbal attack on Russia for defending the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria. After reporters caught wind of what Spicer said, they probed him further on the ridiculous statement. His response just made things worse:
“When you come to sarin gas he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing. He brought them to the Holocaust center, I understand that.”
In a sense, Spicer is correct. Hitler did not use chemical weapons on the battlefield, however, the Holocaust Museum shows millions of Jews, Gypsies and gay people in your country and murdering them with gasses count? It didn’t help that these comments all came on the first day of Passover…
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The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect issued a statement via their executive director, Steven Goldstein, demanding that Trump fire Spicer for making such comments:
“On Passover no less, Sean Spicer has engaged in Holocaust denial, the most offensive form of fake news imaginable. Spicer’s statement is the most evil slur upon a group of people we have ever heard from a White House press secretary. Sean Spicer now lacks the integrity to serve as White House press secretary, and President Trump must fire him at once.”
After receiving several responses from large organizations, private parties, and government officials, Spicer attempted to dig himself out one more time:
“In no way was I trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust. I was trying to draw a distinction of the tactic of using airplanes to drop chemical weapons on population centers. Any attack on innocent people is reprehensible and inexcusable.”
The statement may have helped his case a little, but he should have avoided the statement all together with in the beginning.
Spicer also did go on various media outlets and apologized:
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Credit: NY Daily News