Sean Spicer isn't a man known for his composure. On Tuesday, April 11th, however, he had a particularly embarrassing moment when he compared Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, who has been accused of dropping chemical weapons on his own people, to Hitler. Spencer said:
You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,
which went over about as well as you'd expect. Whoever happened to be running the MSNBC chyron decided to give us a quick fact-check:
Reporters immediately gave Spicer the opportunity to catch his mistake. He clarified:
When you come to sarin gas, there was no, [Hitler] was not using the gas on his own people the same way Assad is doing. I mean there was clearly — I understand your point, thank you, I appreciate that — there was not, in the ... he brought them into the holocaust centers, I understand that. But I'm saying in the way that Assad used them where he went into towns, dropped them down to innocent, into the middle of towns, it was brought — so, the use of it. I appreciate the clarification there it was not the intent.
So now it's all cleared up.
Spicer later followed up with yet another clarification (apparently the above didn't quite do the trick).
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