Twitter’s Response To Spicer’s Hitler Comment Is The Best Thing You Will See Today

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At Tuesday afternoon’s White House press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer attempted to defend the Trump Administration’s decision to strike a Syrian government airfield. That strike was billed as “retaliation” for the Assad regime’s chemical weapons attack against Syrian civilians; however, the strike didn’t actually accomplish anything substantive.

Spicer’s Tuesday attempt at an explanation for this went so badly, with him literally ending up trying to explain away Hitler’s crimes in the interest of trying to prove that there was something about Assad’s behavior that dictated the U.S. act no matter what the cost.

The already long embattled White House Press Secretary said: “You had someone as despicable as Hitler, who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” That statement isn’t even accurate, seeing as Hitler used poison gas to kill millions upon millions of people in the huge network of death camps that his regime created before and during World War II.

Spicer’s comments, unsurprisingly, sparked a massive outrage. For instance, the Anne Frank Center and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi have both already called for Spicer to be fired.

“Sean Spicer” quickly became a trending topic on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, with hundreds upon thousands of tweets building up in a matter of just a couple hours.

Twitter users, including noted public figures, pointed out the utter absurdity of Spicer’s comments.

https://twitter.com/kumailn/status/851888938276970496

Spicer even sparked the ire of noted alt-right thought leader Mike Cernovich, who said that the effect of the Press Secretary’s comments is “blood in the water.”

https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/851908502750613504

And the criticism doesn’t stop there. Noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones criticized Spicer, saying, “What the hell is that from Sean Spicer? Was he being sarcastic? It shows how historically ignorant his whole crew is.”

If you’ve lost Alex Jones, than what the hell are you doing?

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