The White House Press Secretary just denied the Holocaust in front of the world’s media [VIDEO]

Sean Spicer press conference
Kerry-anne Mendoza

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has told a press conference that Hitler never used chemical weapons against his own people. When challenged, he argued the Nazi dictator didn’t use gas in the “same way” as President Assad of Syria – and only in the “Holocaust Center”.

The comments of the White House Press Secretary

Addressing the White House press corps, Spicer attempted to claim Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is worse than Hitler. He claimed that even the leader of the Third Reich never used chemical weapons on his own people. He told reporters:

You know you had a… someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to… to using chemical weapons.

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When challenged, he continued:

I think when you come to sarin gas, there was no – he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing.

I mean there was clearly… I understand your point. I, thank you. I appreciate that. There was not… in the… he brought them into the, to… to the Holocaust Center. I understand that. What I’m saying in the way that Assad used them where he went into towns, dropped them down to innocents in the middle of towns, it was brought. So the use of it, I appreciate the clarification , that was not the intent.

The extraordinary statements have been broadcast across the world since, with the Anne Frank Centre calling for Spicer’s removal.

It is the second time in as many days that Sean Spicer has become the news rather than shaped it. He had earlier claimed that the goal of US airstrikes in Syria was to “destabilise” the country.

There may have been worse press secretaries than the current incumbent. But frankly, we can’t think of any right now.

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