In another episode of No One At The Trump Administration Paid The Slightest Attention In Any Of Their Classes At School, Sean Spicer turned himself into a Holocaust denier.
At his daily press conference, the White House press secretary was scrambling to defend the administration’s airstrike on a sovereign nation from the golf green, and decided to do what people always do when they’re losing an argument: bring Hitler into the equation.
Cause who doesn’t hate Hitler? (Besides neo-Nazis, the alt-right, the AFD, the KKK … actually, way too many people …)
Anyway, Spicer had the genius idea to tell everyone that the reason the airstrike was right and good was because Bashar al-Assad, or as he pronounced it Ah-shad, is worse than Hitler.
“We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II,” Spicer said, carefully avoiding our use of chemical weapons in later wars, “You know, you had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”
Blavity doesn’t have a White House press pass. But luckily our hero April Ryan does, and she was there to react for us all.
Especially after her colleague Cecilia Vega tried to help Spicer out, giving him a chance to clarify:
Press Sec. on Hitler/Assad comments: "He was not using the gas on his own people the same way…he brought them into the Holocaust centers." pic.twitter.com/mO9EsWM4QT
— ABC News (@ABC) April 11, 2017
I mean that look of horror! April. And the shock … she literally had to look left and right to make sure she wasn’t dreaming, that her ears weren’t malfunctioning, that this was really happening.
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) April 11, 2017
And then, did you hear what Spicer called concentration camps, the death camps? He called them “holocaust centers.” Centers are for visitors, Sean. Centers are for recreation. Centers are for communities. Centers aren’t for killing people! With chemical weapons.
Like April, all we can do is shake our heads.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 28, 2017