Huizenga says Spicer's comment about Hitler was a dumb example

Apr 16, 2017, 00:24
Huizenga says Spicer's comment about Hitler was a dumb example

"I made a mistake", the White House press secretary said during an appearance at the Newseum in Washington, where he was interviewed by MSNBC's Greta Van Susteren.

During his Sirius XM radio show on Wednesday, Stern criticized the White House press secretary's recent suggestion that Adolf Hitler didn't use chemical weapons on his own people, saying Spicer speaks "fluent moron" and is "embarrassing" the president. He brought them into the Holocaust centers.

"Frankly, I mistakenly made an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which there is no comparison", Spicer told Wolf Blitzer on CNN. The spokesperson suggested that even Adolf Hitler had not used the kind of chemical weapons that Assad had.

Robert Rozett, director of libraries at Yad Vashem, said Spicer's comment implied a "profound lack of knowledge of the events of the second World War, including the Holocaust" and "are liable to strengthen the hands of those who seek to destroy history".

Spicer's comments, which came during the Jewish festival of Passover, sparked calls from anti-defamation groups and opposition Democrats for his ouster.

Amid a drumbeat of criticism, Spicer appeared on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" Tuesday evening and profusely apologized.

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"Since he apologized and retracted his remarks, as far as (I) am concerned, the matter is over", Intelligence and Transport Minister Yisrael Katz said in a statement, citing the "tremendous importance of historical truth and remembrance" of the victims of the Holocaust. Spicer initially attempted a series of clarifications Tuesday, saying he was referring to "the tactic of using airplanes to drop chemical weapons on population centers".

Neither Preisdents Bannon nor Trump have indicated whether Spicer's job is in jeopardy, but that didn't stop Mr. Hitler from calling his press conference.

The crowd cut Coffman off before he could explain what Spicer said, leading Coffman to call for Spicer to step down.

President Donald Trump was influenced by his oldest daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump in his decision to bomb a Syrian air base after a deadly chemical attack last week, according to White House spokesman Sean Spicer and her brother, Eric Trump.

"While Jewish families across America celebrate Passover, the chief spokesman for this White House is downplaying the horrors of he Holocaust", Pelosi said in a statement, adding that Spicer "must be fired" and Trump must "disavow" his statements.

"Spicer managed to make Assad look good", Stern argued, noting after Spicer made those remarks, the conversation shifted focus from the atrocities committed by Assad's regime.