Tuesday, April 11, 2017

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer gets himself in hot water by suggesting Hitler did not use chemical weapons

Washington (AFP) - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer got himself in hot water Tuesday when he appeared to -- at least momentarily -- forget the Holocaust, suggesting Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons on his own people.

Speaking about a chemical attack in Syria which the US blames on Bashar al-Assad, Donald Trump's high-profile spokesman said: "You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons."

His comments, on the first day of the Jewish festival of Passover, brought looks of astonishment from the assembled White House press corps, who offered Spicer a chance to clarify.

"I think when you come to sarin gas, there was no -- he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing," Spicer said, returning to the subject .... https://www.yahoo.com