The White House has been involved in a lot of controversy since our country’s new leader took office and it continued Tuesday after Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a shocking statement about the notorious German politician and Nazi party leader Adolf Hilter.
During the televised briefing with reporters, Spicer stated, “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”
Spicer appeared to have forgotten the well-known history information about the horrible Holocaust. Gas chambers were used as a part of a genocide campaign that killed 6 million Jews as well as millions of others including Gypsies and gay people.
He attempted to argue that Russia and other countries that are not standing up to Assad are on the wrong side of history. A follow-up question was given to Spicer in order for him to recover but instead he evoked more gasps.
“He was not using gas on his own people the same way,” Spicer said. He referred to the Syria bomb victims as “innocent.”
It was not perfect timing for these comments as they came during Passover, in which Jews celebrate freedom from oppression.
After the press briefing ended, Spicer released another clarification in written form:
“In no way was I trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust,” he said. “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.”