LGBTQ Task Force 'outraged' at Sean Spicer's Hitler remarks

Remigio Civitarese
Aprile 18, 2017

Howard Stern was the original shock jock, but White House press secretary Sean Spicer gave him a run for his money this week when he made a factually inaccurate statement about the Holocaust that offended millions of Americans.

During the daily White House briefing, Spicer told reporters that Adolf Hitler "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons".

- Adolf Hitler was actually way worse than Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The Anti-Defamation League has offered to conduct a Holocaust education program for White House press secretary Sean Spicer and his colleagues.

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky said: "It is clear that this administration needs a history lesson and a staff shake-up".

Pressed by Jewish groups and others who noted that the Nazis regularly used poison gas to kill Jews in concentration camps, Spicer later apologized, saying he made "an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which frankly there is no comparison".

'But if I'm President Trump, I'm like, well Jesus Christ, we're a laughingstock'. Spicer apologized on Tuesday for his remarks, which drew sharp condemnation.

That apology came after Spicer floundered in multiple follow-up statements that attempted to explain his original comments Tuesday, in which he sought to criticize Russia's support for Assad by comparing the Syrian regime's chemical attack on civilians last week to Hitler's actions during World War II.

Coffman isn't the only lawmaker calling for Spicer's resignation.

The White House generated criticism at the start of the year when a statement on global Holocaust Remembrance Day did not make any reference to Jews.

Angela Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said Wednesday that Spicer's comment "only shows what is in any case the German government's position - any comparison of current situations with Nazi crimes leads to nothing good".

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