Why Sean Spicer Was So Confused About the Holocaust and Syria

During what may have been his most embarrassing press briefing yet, Sean Spicer seemed to argue on Tuesday that Bashar al-Assad has surpassed Hitler in terms of pure evil. "You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons," Spicer said. Sure, the German dictator was a bad enough guy, but Assad has taken things a step further. This of course left out the small historical detail of the Holocaust. Spicer was given a chance to clarify his remarks, and struggled mightily to do so, becoming defensive. "I think when you come to Sarin gas--[Hitler] was not using the gas on his own people the same way Assad is doing," Spicer babbled. "There was not--he brought them into the Holocaust centers, I understand that--in the way Assad where he went into towns, dropped them down into the middle of towns." Got that?  Continue reading...

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