White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has made mistakes in the past but on Tuesday he outdid himself.
During Tuesday’s daily briefing for reporters, Spicer was asked about President Trump decision to order a missile strike on Syria. That’s when he made a statement suggesting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was guilty of acts worse than Hitler.
“We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II,” Mr. Spicer said. “You know, you had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”
When asked to clarify, Spicer seemed to realize the hole he was digging and began grasping for a way to explain his statement.
“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, I mean, there was clearly—I understand your point, thank you,” Spicer flubbed.
The irony was not lost on anyone that Spicer made the comments on Passover, a point he raised during a CNN interview with Wolf Blitzer.
“I was obviously trying to make a point about the heinous acts that Assad had made against his own people last week, using chemical weapons and gas. Frankly, I mistakenly made an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which there is no comparison…and for that I apologize. It was a mistake to do that,” Spicer said.
One silver lining to Spicer’s flub has been the Internet going crazy creating memes and jokes.. Watch the hilarious video where they mashed up Spicer’s comments with Veep footage below.