White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has finally succumbed to the crushing outcry against him after his horrifying Tuesday afternoon comments suggesting that Adolf Hitler wasn’t so bad after all, offering an apology for them while appearing on CNN with Wolf Blitzer.
At the Tuesday afternoon White House Press briefing, Spicer tried to defend the Trump Administration’s position of attacking the Assad regime no matter what the cost. Last Thursday, the United States carried out an airstrike on a Syrian government target in “retaliation” for a chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians. That airstrike didn’t really accomplish much.
Spicer’s line of reasoning in defending that basically failed mission was where he went so off. He suggested, in short, that not even Hitler was as bad as Assad, and thus, the United States had no choice but to carry out that ill fated strike on a Syrian government airfield last week.
Spicer unsurprisingly drew a firestorm of criticism for his horrifyingly insensitive comments, including calls for him to be fired from the Anne Frank Center and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
On that note, Spicer apologized for his comments while on air with Wolf Blitzer early this Tuesday evening, saying:
‘Frankly, I mistakenly used an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, while frankly, there is no comparison, and for that I apologize. It was a mistake to do that… I’m not in any way standing by [my comments]… I should have stayed focused on the Assad regime.’
Watch the video of Spicer’s apology below.
Sean Spicer: I mistakenly used an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, there is no comparison https://t.co/Jgc1ccgMeK
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) April 11, 2017
Featured Image via Screenshot from the Video.