Sean Spicer Offers Apology for Hitler Comment Saying He 'Was Obviously Trying to Make a Point'

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03:  White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks to the media during his daily briefing at the White House, on March 3, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sean Spicer Offers Apology for Hitler Comment Saying He 'Was Obviously Trying to Make a Point'

The press secretary controversially suggested Assad was worse than Adolph.

Published April 11, 2017

Update April 12:

After making an egregious remark comparing Bashar al-Assad to Hitler and claiming Hitler never used chemical weapons, press secretary Sean Spicer offered an apology. 

Previous April 11:

The Tuesday press briefing did not go exactly as press secretary Sean Spicer probably hoped. After a question about Syria and the use of chemical weapons, Spicer offered a confusing statement that more or less suggested Hitler was a lesser evil than Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. 

When Spicer was asked to clarify his statements, things took a turn for the worse. 

  1. In defending Trump's decision to retaliate against Assad's use of chemical weapons, Spicer suggested that not even Hitler used chemical warfare against his own people
  2. Although it seems Spicer forgot that Hitler used gas chambers to kill millions of Jews during the holocaust
  3. When asked to clarify the statement about chemical attacks, Spicer stuck his foot in his mouth again by referring to Concentration Camps as 'Holocaust Centers'
  4. From his chemical attack blunder to misnaming Concentration Camps, people didn't know where to begin with Spicer
  5. Spicer was slammed for his misinformation regarding the terrible practices of Hilter
  6. He was dragged for using the term 'holocaust centers'
  7. In the competition for the worst public move in history, Spicer easily defeats Pepsi and United

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)


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