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Spicer: I “Screwed Up” with Assad-Hitler Comparison

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.

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13 Responses to Spicer: I “Screwed Up” with Assad-Hitler Comparison

  1. This is so tiresome.
    I knew what he meant and what the context was in his statement.
    More garbage from the Left MSM looking to nitpick every word, every thought and we’re tired of it.
    It’s not working MSM, not at all.

    • But it is working, for the left. It is distraction and a made up issue to wail and gnash about, all to keep their base convinced that “Trump is evil”. That works for the left, and always has. The proper response is to apologize, and when they don’t let up, say “Grow the f up and shut the f up!”

    • Did ANYONE in the “MSM” or the useless ‘WH press corps’ ever Nit-Pick what ANYONE in the Obama regime ever said…???
      They lied all the time but I never saw anyone in the “MSM” or ‘WH press corps’ get uppity when Obama LIED…

  2. Yes, Spicer screwed up, he’s human like the rest of us. Hitler did rule out using chemical weapons on the battlefield, but had no qualms using them against Jews and undesirables. Hitler was a wicked, evil being, Spicer is not.

  3. The press would miss this guy if he left…. they feed off him every day. His remark was improper, wrong. We all do that. But the refreshing part is he just said, yep, I messed up, lets move on. Much better than trying to wriggle your way out of a statement that was not factual or proper.

    Spice should be excused.

    H

  4. I do wish everyone would just stop using Hitler this and Hitler that.

    He was evil itself. And it is just an easy throw away. We can do way better. And the casual use actually minimizes the horror of the Holocaust and the entire Third Reich.

    That said, since he is a historical figure it would be interesting to ask one of the millennial or a leftist idiot what exactly they mean when they reference Hitler. At least Spicer knows enough to apologize and distance the remark from the Holocaust.

  5. Here’s my 2 cents.
    I believe this is a matter of semantics.
    The poison Zyklon-b was used in Hitlers gas chambers, not deployed as a weapon.
    All the various gasses used in WW I were still probably available but not used.
    Make sense?

    • Being a History student/Major I know what you mean Cisco.

      But of course…this arrogant, useless, biased, hateful so-called “MSM” and ‘WH press corps’ will jump on any chance to attack & degrade the Trump Administration.

  6. He’s doing a fine job. Have previous presidents also had daily press conferences? Must be very hard work for this fellow and he’s probably getting very tired. He made a mistake. He shouldn’t be pilloried for this.

  7. Strictly speaking, the Jews were not “Hitler’s people.” He thought they were enemies. Which condones absolutely none of his acts, but as has been said here, a matter of semantics.

    Can’t wait until someone mentions “Hitler” so that I can ask with feigned interest, “What, exactly, do you mean?”

  8. This is not a big deal.

    Samuel Goldstein is using his position as the head of the Anne Frank Center to push the Prog agenda. Did Miss Frank die so he could make himself a big wig? Of course, he thinks Spicer should resign.

    I do not. The Progs lie in hiding and wait for a mis-step or something that could be construed as a mis-step. Or they do research and find something in a person’s past to make the argument that they are bad. This is Alinsky style assassination: the body lives, but the momentum is gone, and the Progs have collected another scalp.