Sean Spicer Tries, Fails, To Clarify Hitler Comment

By Chris Ariens 

In his daily press briefing today, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer used Adolf Hitler as an analogy to Syrian president Bashar Al Assad.

“We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II. You know, you had a — someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to the… to the… using chemical weapons.”

Of course, he did, first gassing citizens deemed “unworthy of life,” then the mass murder of millions of Jews in killing centers and concentration camps equipped with gas chambers.


11 minutes later–after Spicer’s comments blew up on Twitter–ABC’s Cecilia Vega asked, “I want to give you an opportunity to clarify something.”

But Spicer only made it worse, saying Hitler “was not using the gas on his own people,” and calling the gas chambers, which Hitler used to kill millions of Jews, including Germans, “holocaust center.” WATCH:

A further clarification from Spicer:

And CNN’s Jake Tapper‘s response

Actually, two statements of clarification, according to CNN’s Jim Acosta: