Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a statement that was so shocking, even the press had to call him out. Apparently, this great American has no idea what really happened during the Holocaust.
Spicer says Hitler did NOT use chemical weapons on people during the Holocaust. But, what about the chemical gases he used on Jews?
Spicer stood in front of a crowd of people and declared that the infamous Adolf Hitler never used chemical weapons while World War II was happening.
The press secretary attacked Russia for its decision to back Syria’s brutal regime and President Assad himself. Spicer declared:
“We didn’t use chemical weapons in WWII. We had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”
This outrageous declaration triggered a windstorm. Numerous people brought up the fact that the Nazis did use chemical gases during the Holocaust to kill Jews.
Spicer was given the opportunity to redeem himself. However, he chose to dig himself into an even deeper trench of World War II stupidity.
Video: Sean Spicer: “Hitler, who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons…” (C-SPAN)
Watch the video below to see White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer put his foot in his mouth about the history of Adolf Hitler, World War II and the Holocaust.
“When you come to sarin gas, he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing,” he said to shock in the White House briefing room.
“You brought it to the Holocaust, I understand,” he responded after a reporter yelled out a question about Hitler’s use of gas.
Hitler infamously used hydrogen cyanide known as Zyklon B at Nazi death camps targeting Jewish and other people.
Rebukes came swiftly on social media.
“I hope @PressSec takes time to visit @HolocaustMuseum. It’s a few blocks away,” Chelsea Clinton tweeted immediately after the comments.