White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is under fire for remarks he made at today’s press briefing comparing Syrian President Bashar al Assad to Adolf Hitler.
Said Spicer: “Hitler didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”
Spicer later clarified his remarks in a statement:
“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.”
Reaction to Spicer’s comments came quickly:
"Holocaust Centers"?! –@PressSec these were extermination camps. Death camps for millions of people. Sean Spicer you didn't, ON PASSOVER.
— Gilluis Pérez (@Gilluis_Perez) April 11, 2017
BREAKING: United Airlines offers Sean Spicer a job as PR chief. His first statement reads "Even Hitler deplaned when asked!"
— Mere Observer (@rbd1982) April 11, 2017
Spicer is tripling down on *this* argument: Hitler was less despicable than Assad because at least he gassed people in controlled settings.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) April 11, 2017
— Dr. Craig Considine (@CraigCons) April 11, 2017
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 11, 2017