White House press secretary Sean Spicer has had quite a day. First Spicer made a jaw-dropping comment in which he incorrectly said that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons in World War II. Team Trump is obviously trying to defend Donald Trump’s strikes on Syria, even though his move has been under scrutiny because the air base was barely harmed and the former reality show star has stock in the manufacturer of the Tomahawk missiles which were used for the strikes. Meaning, Trump profited from striking Syria.
Spicer said that even Adolf Hitler did not sink to the level of warfare that Assad has, despite Hitler’s use of gas chambers to kill millions of Jews. So, Spicer apologized for that outrageous remark only to open his mouth again to commence sticking another foot in it.
Spicer said on CNN that amateur president Donald Trump is trying to “destabilize” the Middle East.
Wow: While apologizing for Hitler gaffe, Spicer literally says he doesn’t want to distract from Trump’s attempts “to destabilize the region” pic.twitter.com/jlCwC93Wn4
— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) April 11, 2017
During Spicer’s apology for his remarks about Hitler, Spicer said that he did not want those comments to distract from Trump’s attempts “to destabilize the region.”
“I came out to make sure we stay focused on what the president is doing and his decisive action. I needed to make sure that I clarified, and not was in any shape or form any more of a distraction from the president’s decisive action in Syria and the attempts that he is making to destabilize the region and root out ISIS out of Syria,” Spicer said.
Wolf Blitzer, whose parents are Holocaust survivors, asked Spicer if he knew gas chambers were used to exterminate Jews. Spicer said, “Yes, clearly I’m aware of that.”
Even worse, Spicer made his remarks on Passover.
But then later in the interview, Spicer said that the U.S. wants to “bring stability” to the region. Spicer is now going to have to apologize for his initial remark which he said in order to apologize for his previous remark. Confused? This from the administration who calls every network critical of Trump ‘fake news.’ So, I guess we should take Spicer at his word. Trump is trying to destabilize the Middle East. Somehow, that wouldn’t be too surprising.
The Alt-Facts White House press secretary also denied that he has a credibility problem.
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