NBC: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Apologizes After Causing Uproar With Hitler Gaffe
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer apologized Tuesday evening after causing a firestorm for saying that Adolf Hitler "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons" against his own people like Syrian strongman Bashar Al-Assad.
Spicer, speaking from the White House podium at the daily press briefing, said that Hitler, whom he called "despicable," did not use "the gas on his own people the same way Assad used them."
He sought to clarify his remarks in three separate follow-up statements — which did little to help — and then provided a full-blown apology.
"To draw any kind of comparison to the Holocaust was inappropriate and insensitive," he told NBC News.
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WNU Editor: He apologised for being stupid .... he was not thinking of the camps .... and granted, his clarification was even more discombobulated. But there are more important stories out there than this one .... time to move on.
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