Holocaust Survivor Has Strong Words For Sean Spicer

Holocaust Survivor Has Strong Words For Sean Spicer

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Sean Spicer certainly knows how to rile people up.

The press secretary caused a firestorm of controversy on Tuesday after remarking that Syrian President Bashar Assad committed more heinous acts than Adolf Hitler because Hitler "didn't use chemical weapons against his own people."

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Now one Holocaust survivor is speaking out.

Roman Kent, who spent WWII in the Auschwitz, Mertzbachtal, Dornau and Flossenburg concentration camps before coming to the U.S. in 1946, sat down with Mic for an interview in New York City.


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Of Spicer's apology, Kent had this to say:

He said, 'Anybody can make a mistake.' I agree with that. Anybody can make a mistake. But that's not a mistake. That's ignorance. ... To have a person ignorant like this at the helm of our government — because press secretary is very important — it's tragic.

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Despite the rare apology from Spicer, many are calling for him to be fired, including the Anne Frank Center and Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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"Sean Spicer must be fired, and the president must immediately disavow his spokesman's statements," she exclaimed. "Either he is speaking for the president, or the president should have known better than to hire him."


Head to the next page to see video of Kent's interview.

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