Yes, he did. So far he’s survived this. He may yet. Trump is slow to fire people, and Sean had proven himself a passionate defender who is unafraid of the press. But he’s approximately one major mistake for the door, I would think.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said he “screwed up” when he claimed that even Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons in comparison to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, the Washington Examiner reported.
“I made a mistake,” Spicer said at the Newseum in Washington on Wednesday morning. “There’s no other way to say it. I got into a topic that I shouldn’t have and I screwed up. I mean you — I hope people understand that we all make mistakes. I hope I showed that I understand that I did that and that I sought people’s forgiveness because I screwed up.”
Spicer also noted that he loves his job.
Spicer made the initial Hitler comment during Tuesday’s press briefing, then clumsily tried to walk it back. He finally apologized flat-out Tuesday evening.