Ugh. For a man who the press will make things up about to attack, it’s a disaster to make such a remarkably stupid comment, and on top of it all, on Passover! This is the big league, and if you actually think about making a Hitler comparison, please get it right.
At this point, I’d say getting another press secretary is not a bad idea.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer apologized Tuesday evening after causing a firestorm for saying that Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons” against his own people like Syrian strongman Bashar Al-Assad.
Spicer, speaking from the White House podium at the daily press briefing, said that Hitler, whom he called “despicable,” did not use “the gas on his own people the same way Assad used them.”
He sought to clarify his remarks in three separate follow-up statements — which did little to help — and then provided a full-blown apology.
“To draw any kind of comparison to the Holocaust was inappropriate and insensitive,” he told NBC News.
He later continued, referring to the Jewish holiday of Passover, “I’m absolutely sorry, especially during a week like this to make a comparison that is inappropriate and inexcusable.”
The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect called on President Donald Trump to can Spicer.
“Sean Spicer now lacks the integrity to serve as White House press secretary, and President Trump must fire him at once,” Steven Goldstein, the organization’s executive director, said in a statement.
I agree, he should resign.