Chelsea Handler, Barbra Streisand and More Slam Spicer's Holocaust Flub

The offer comes two days after Spicer caused a furor with his claim about Hitler, which was made in an effort to shame Syrian leader Bashar Assad for a chemical weapons attack.

Mr Spicer said during a White House briefing on Tuesday that Adolf Hitler "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons".

'Spicer managed to make Assad look good. He said Sean Spicer made a terible mistake.

"This was mine to own, mine to apologize for", said Spicer who has been lambasted for his comments and several failed attempts to clarify his remarks that just got him into even further trouble.

Speaking to CNN, Spicer said his comments were a "mistake". "He apologized, and he apologized from his heart, and I am prepared to give him a pass on this. I shouldn't have done it and I won't do it again".

"He brought them into the Holocaust centers", he added, alluding to concentration camps.

Haider was joined by a Rachel Irwin, a spokeswoman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, an organization working to elect Democrats to the House of Representatives. Earlier in the year, the White House generated criticism by issuing a statement on worldwide Holocaust Remembrance Day that did not mention Jews.

"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. Later in the day, Spicer said he had let down Trump with his "inexcusable and reprehensible".

"We didn't use chemical weapons in World War II". Executive Director of center Steven Goldstein in a statement. In doing so, Coffman appeared to become the first Republican member of Congress to publicly call for Spicer's ouster.

A reporter yelled out that the Jews had been gassed.

Until Monday the administration had maintained that last week's airstrikes were in response to the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons against its own citizens.

Spicer said airstrikes in Syria are still "100 percent" on the table.

Hennen played a clip of Spicer apologizing for the remarks Wednesday, during an event at The Newseum.

  • Salvatore Jensen