Sean Spicer done did it again. Can this guy make it through one press conference without saying something either utterly hateful or completely deranged? At the White House on Tuesday he managed to do both in one comment, so he's getting more efficient at being terrible, if you ask me.
As he explained Donald Trump's decision to bomb Syria, Spicer compared Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons on citizens to Hitler. You may be surprised to hear it was a comparison in Hitler's favor! "We didn't use chemical weapons in World War II" said Spicer, adding that even "someone as despicable as Hitler... didn't even sink to using chemical weapons."
Hold up. What?
A reporter rightfully asks him to clarify what exactly he means by that, since Hitler killed millions of people in gas chambers. "I think when you come to sarin gas, there was no, he [Hitler] was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing," Spicer responded, continuing, "There was clearly....I understand your point, thank you. There was not...He brought them into the Holocaust center I understand that."
Please take a moment to look at the reactions in the crowd as Spicer rebrands concentration camps as "Holocaust centers:"
The Associated Press reports that shortly after completely losing it on live TV, Spicer emailed reporters to explain, yet again, what he meant by stating, "In no way was I trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust. 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."
But that won't hold back the Internet's reactions, like this incredible meme of April Ryan and more:
BREAKING: Sean Spicer calls slavery an "unpaid internship"— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) April 11, 2017
Sean Spicer actually keeps "Don't defend Hitler" written on his palm at all times, but the flop sweat smudges it off— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) April 11, 2017
United: We’re having a bad week.— Luisa Haynes (@wokeluisa) April 11, 2017
Sean Spicer: Hold my Pepsi.
Sean Spicer would show up to the gallows & be like "does anyone know when the neck hugging ceremony starts?"— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) April 11, 2017
Amongst all the jokes, there was one very pissed off message from the Anne Frank Center, who want to see Spicer fired for denying the Holocaust on national television:
Sort of like what what this guy suggested they should do:
I wish the Anne Frank Center would just @ Sean Spicer with "are you fucking serious?"— mike mulloy (@fakemikemulloy) April 11, 2017