White House Press Secretary Apologizes for "Inappropriate, Insensitive" Holocaust Comment

(The Hill) Jordan Fabian - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer apologized on Tuesday for saying that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons during World War II, while trying to shame Syrian leader Bashar Assad for carrying out a gas attack. "Frankly, I mistakenly used an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which frankly there is no comparison," Spicer told CNN. "For that I apologize, it was a mistake to do that." While Hitler is believed not to have used chemical weapons on the battlefield, the Nazis used Zyklon B and other types of chemical poison to kill Jews in gas chambers in concentration camps.

2017-04-12 00:00:00

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