White House Secretary Sean Spicer is under fire once again for his choice of words.
Spicer flubbed Tuesday during a press conference saying that Hitler had not used gas chemicals on his people during WWII in an analogy referencing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad‘s most recent chemical attack.
“We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II. You know, you had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” Mr. Spicer said.
And of course, this guy is an idiot. It’s known history that Hitler used chemical weapons during the execution of millions of Jews in gas chambers during the Holocaust.
When asked to clarify his statement, Mr. Spicer attempted to correct himself acknowledging the Holocaust.“I think when you come to sarin gas, he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing,” Spicer said.
Despite his back track, social media still went up in arms for Spicer’s statement.
Whenever Sean Spicer says something ignorant, another Trump team member usually out-stupids him that day. But this is your day, Sean Spicer.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) April 11, 2017
Pepsi: We're going to makethe biggest PR mistake of the year.
United: Hold my be–
Sean Spicer: HITLER WASN'T THAT BAD
— Sukh Sodhi (@sukh_ss) April 11, 2017