As Twitchy reported, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer stumbled uncomfortably around the briefing room Tuesday as the press corps watched in amazement and horror. To be charitable, Spicer was most likely trying to say that unlike Syria’s Bashar Assad, even Hitler didn’t drop chemical weapons on civilians … unfortunately, it took him several tries, and he never did quite nail it.
Oh god. Spicer just said that "even Hitler" didn't use chemical weapons.
— Yashar (@yashar) April 11, 2017
What did come out of his mouth was enough to inspire several calls for his firing.
Sean Spicer should be fired for saying Hitler did not use chemical weapons on "his own people.” You mean 6 million Jews don’t count?
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) April 11, 2017
Barbra Streisand’s not in much of a position to pry Spicer out of his job, but Rep. Nancy Pelosi could certainly find some backup among Democrats in Congress.
— Ed O'Keefe (@edatpost) April 11, 2017
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) April 11, 2017
The Anne Frank Center also released a statement demanding Spicer’s firing, claiming that he had “engaged in Holocaust denial, the most offensive form of fake news imaginable, by denying Hitler gassed millions of Jews to death.” The tweet garnered nearly 7,000 likes in just two hours and was retweeted by Debra Messing, who asked followers to use the #FireSpicer hashtag.
— AnneFrankCenter(US) (@AnneFrankCenter) April 11, 2017
If there was anything — anything — that could have saved Spicer Tuesday, it would be people taking it too far for even the press to get on board.
Dear Outraged Twitter, Anyone really think Spicer intended to deny Hitler’s use of chemical weapons in concentration camps? #gotcha
— michaelscherer (@michaelscherer) April 11, 2017
Sean Spicer Said Something Stupid. He's Not A Holocaust Denier. https://t.co/NeMcqStj6B
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 11, 2017
This is ridiculous. Spicer goofed, but he wasn’t denying the Holocaust. https://t.co/Qa0cxjyTzq
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) April 11, 2017
For the record, Spicer never denied the Holocaust or its horrors. https://t.co/gvbmAIuvos
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) April 11, 2017
Can we distinguish between Holocaust denial and thoughtless tactless bumbling? Seems like a useful distinction. https://t.co/4uYjFBdE7h
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) April 11, 2017
You people are a joke. https://t.co/q0gm8dqQE0
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) April 11, 2017
Sean Spicer is not a Holocaust denier or an anti-Semite or anything sinister. What he is is a blithering idiot.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) April 11, 2017
Correct. I just don't know why a blithering idiot is representing the POTUS. https://t.co/7h1wmkdiqH
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) April 11, 2017
Anyone saying Sean Spicer is a Holocaust Denier is an idiot. He's just too ineloquent to be press secretary and should be replaced
— Woko Haram (@wokieleaks1) April 11, 2017
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‘EJECT! EJECT! EJECT!’ Sean Spicer’s Hitler comparison goes south — and only gets worse https://t.co/iWh7gqBG6d
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 11, 2017