We’ve said it before and we’ll say it another thousand times before this administration hands over the reins: “poor Sean Spicer.”
This is a man who was certainly not born to be any kind of press secretary. Let alone White House press secretary.
He’s nervous, irritable, easily rattled, and really, just an all around terrible public speaker.
But his job certainly isn’t made any easier by the fact that he’s constantly on the defensive thanks to lies he didn’t tell. How would you feel if your job was to explain Donald Trump and everything he says and does to an angry press corps? You’d probably be pissed at the world too.
However, that doesn’t entirely excuse stupidity – and by “stupidity” we mean being completely ignorant (apparently) to basic Holocaust facts.
On Tuesday, Spicer was trying to do the right thing (we guess) by communicating how cruel it is to use chemical weapons on innocent people, but unfortunately, this is what came out:
We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II. You know, you had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.
— POLITICO (@politico) April 11, 2017
Now for one thing, it’s unclear how anyone could not know that Hitler used chemical weapons, but that aside, it’s always a good idea to make sure you have your facts straight when you use either “Hitler” or “Holocaust” in a sentence.
Because if you don’t… well… if you screw something up in a sentence that contains the word “Hitler”, then God help you in the court of public opinion…
— Anne Frank Center (@AnneFrankCenter) April 11, 2017
This is the transcript of Sean Spicer's answer when he referenced "Holocaust Centers." It is an incomprehensible word salad. pic.twitter.com/iHV00ZKWxL
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) April 11, 2017
And now comes to fallout…
- PELOSI: SPICER `MUST BE FIRED’ AFTER HOLOCAUST COMMENTS
- PELOSI: TRUMP `MUST IMMEDIATELY DISAVOW’ SPICER REMARKS