Chelsea Handler And Barbra Streisand Slam Spicer's Holocaust Gaffe
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 13, 2017,
Apr 13, 2017, 10:53
That's what it was like watching White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's entire Tuesday.
Spicer apologized on Tuesday for his remarks, which drew sharp condemnation.
Coffman, a moderate representing a swing district in and around Aurora, was asked at a town hall about Spicer's remarks this week that even Hitler didn't "sink to using chemical weapons" during the Holocaust.
"I think when you come to sarin gas, there was no - he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing", Mr Spicer said, returning to the subject. I hope people understand that we all make mistakes.
"While Jewish families across America celebrate Passover, the chief spokesman of this White House is downplaying the horror of the Holocaust", she said in a statement.
While Donald Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer was being drubbed for his Hitler chemical weapons gaffe, Boris Johnson was probably praying that the nearly identical comments he made in 2013 wouldn't resurface.
"We didn't even use chemical weapons in World War II", Spicer said Tuesday in response to a question about Russia's alliance with Syria. Cramer, who advised President Donald Trump on energy issues during the transition and the campaign, has said Trump has asked him to run for the seat.
The interview capped several attempts by the White House to clarify Spicer's statement.
"When you come to Syrian gas, he was not using it on his own people", said Spicer. But I'm saying in the way Assad used them, where he went into towns, dropped them down to innocent - into the middle of towns.
The New York-based Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect called on Trump to fire Spicer, saying he denied that Hitler gassed Jews during the Holocaust. "I understand the point, but it's clear what he was trying to say with the aforementioned statements-even the parts he was referring to-and, um, I'm sorry, you can't just pretend otherwise".
Two White House officials and two White House advisers further told Politico that Spicer's job did not seem at risk, though President Trump was unhappy with the incident.