Sean Spicer Apologizes After Incorrect Statement on Hitler and Chemical Use

Remigio Civitarese
Aprile 19, 2017

During his Sirius XM radio show on Wednesday, Stern criticized the White House press secretary's recent suggestion that Adolf Hitler didn't use chemical weapons on his own people, saying Spicer speaks "fluent moron" and is "embarrassing" the president.

Johnson also said it was a "great shame" that the United Kingdom was unable to take military action to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons, as the House of Commons had scuppered a proposal for British involvement.

"He's got to leave", said Steven Goldstein, speaking on CNN's "New Day".

"On a professional level it's disappointing because I think I've let the president down", Spicer said in a conversation at the Newseum.

Jimmy Dore takes Spicer to task for his ridiculous comments, and the White Houses risky run up to war with Syria and Russian Federation.

"You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons", Mr Spicer said, to gasps of disbelief.

In response to Spicer's remarks AJC (a global Jewish advocacy organization) CEO David Harris said: "AJC is astonished by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's comment today that Adolph Hitler did not use chemical weapons".

"Horrible example. I believe he appropiately apologized, but it's really going to be up to the President".

"I know great people who would be exponentially better at this than Sean Spicer". Later in the day, Spicer said he had let down Trump with his "inexcusable and reprehensible". So the use of it, I appreciate the clarification there.

He was referring to the use of sarin gas April 4 on a town in Idlib province which killed more than 80 people.

In a statement to White House reporters, Spicer said in no way he was trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust.

The American Jewish Committee also denounced the comments, saying it was "astonished".

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California said he was "downplaying the horror of the Holocaust" and should be fired.

According to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Nazis experimented with poison gas in late 1939 with the killing of mental patients, which was termed "euthanasia". Eighty-seven people, including children, were killed in last week's chemical weapons attack in Syria.

Spicer's office did not respond to JTA's request for a comment on ADL's offer.

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