Many people murdered by the Nazi regime were killed via poison gas in gas chambers. A man of Spicer’s age should know this.Spicer’s statement today is prima facie holocaust denial.It is especially insidious since he did it on the first day of Passover. Spicer claims it was an accident, however, the behavior of this administration leaves me and others to doubt his sincerity. Trump’s most prominent adviser, Stephen Bannon, is a known anti-Semite.Spicer shouldn’t get a pass for this. He should be fired immediately and publicly shamed. (The Intellectualist)
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that Adolf Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons — a comment at odds with Hitler’s extermination of Jews during the Holocaust using gas chambers.
Spicer was attempting to discuss the horror of the chemical weapons attack last week in Syria that the U.S. administration is blaming on President Bashar al-Assad.
“We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II,” said Spicer, adding that “someone as despicable as Hitler … didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”
‘Someone as despicable as Hitler … didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.’– Sean Spicer, White House press secretary
Minutes later, Spicer delivered a garbled defense of his remarks in which he tried to differentiate between Hitler’s actions and the gas attack last week on Syrian civilians. The attack in northern Syria left nearly 90 people dead, and Turkey’s health minister said tests show sarin gas was used.
“I think when you come to sarin gas, there was no, he [Hitler] was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing,” Spicer said. “There was clearly … I understand your point, thank you. There was not … He brought them into the Holocaust centre, I understand that.