Spicer: 'I've Let the President Down' on Hitler Remarks

Jane Richards
April 18, 2017

Spicer triggered an uproar when he claimed Hitler brought people "into the Holocaust centre" and appeared to overlook the fact that the Nazi leader killed millions in gas chambers.

Howard Stern is now the latest to chime in on the puzzling comment White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made about Adolf Hitler in a press briefing on Tuesday. "There's no other way to say it".

"When you come to Syrian gas, he was not using it on his own people", said Spicer.

The White House press corps offered Mr Spicer a chance to clarify.

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"I think what he was saying that Hitler didn't take chemical weapons out in a battle-like form and do what Assad did with these children".

Spicer has repeatedly apologized for his comments, telling CNN that he "mistakenly used an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which frankly there is no comparison".

"There's no comparing atrocities, and it is a very solemn time for so many folks that's part of that, so that's obviously a very hard thing personally to deal with, because you know a lot of people that don't know you wonder why you would do that". From a professional level, I think it's disappointing because I think I let the president down. "... I hope each person can understand that part of existing is understanding that when you do something wrong, if own up to it, you do it".

"Sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman's statements", Pelosi said in a statement. "Moreover, they are liable to strengthen the hands of those whose goal is to distort history", it said. Spicer said that he certainly was, but spoke with Trump and praised him as "one of the most gracious bosses".

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