The hapless White House spokesperson for President Donald Trump is not having a good week.
Sean Spicer broke Godwin's Law, which states that once you bring up Hitler you've already lost the argument anyway. He was trying to explain the President Assad (whom he calls "Ashad") of Syria was more evil than Hitler when he gassed young children. Well, anyone with a 5th-grade education will see the major flaw in his argument because what about Hitler's use of gas chambers - hello?
Spicer then tried to derp-splain the gaffe with a line about Hitler never gassing "his own people." Well, you got that right - he didn't gas too many Nazis or blonde Aryan Germans, but he gassed just about everybody else - Jews, Gypsies, Poles, Czechs... etc.
Then Spicer tried to apologize again, bringing up "Holocaust Centers" - his name for Concentration Camps.
By the end of the day, Nancy Pelosi and others were calling for his resignation.
Did I mention that all this happened on the second day of Passover and just before Easter?
We could also ask who gave Spicey this dreadful talking point. Clearly it was someone who hates him and also hates Jews. Could it be ...Satan? I mean ...Bannon?
From NBC News
...Spicer, speaking from the White House podium at the daily press briefing, said that Hitler, whom he called "despicable," did not use "the gas on his own people the same way Assad used them."
He sought to clarify his remarks in three separate follow-up statements — which did little to help — and then provided a full-blown apology.
"To draw any kind of comparison to the Holocaust was inappropriate and insensitive," he told NBC News.
. . . On Tuesday, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect called on President Donald Trump to can Spicer.
"Sean Spicer now lacks the integrity to serve as White House press secretary, and President Trump must fire him at once," Steven Goldstein, the organization's executive director, said in a statement.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi echoed those sentiments.
"While Jewish families across America celebrate Passover, the chief spokesman of this White House is downplaying the horror of the Holocaust," she wrote in a statement. "Sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman's statements. Either he is speaking for the President, or the President should have known better than to hire him."
Spicer on Hitler: “He brought them into the Holocaust centers” What's a Holocaust center? Jews were put in concentration camps, gas chambers pic.twitter.com/0OGQf0V1yh— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) April 11, 2017
Spicer, listen up: Anne Frank and millions of other Jews weren't killed in "Holocaust Centers." Most offensive press sec ever. #FireSpicer— AnneFrankCenter(US) (@AnneFrankCenter) April 12, 2017
I do not see how Sean Spicer can be allowed to continue in his current position. https://t.co/9mZnuAiA4y— Dan Rather (@DanRather) April 11, 2017
Pelosi calls on Spicer to be fired: pic.twitter.com/4SdyX7UNDz— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 11, 2017
Happy Passover, according to #Spicer German Jews weren't Germans and Hitler didn't gas his own people like Assad does, so he's better.— O General My General (@rideatdawn) April 11, 2017
Sean Spicer called Sheldon Adelson to apologize. Really. Apparently Adelson is King of the Jews now.— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) April 12, 2017
How the hell can I be off twitter for like 3 hours and come back to a FOURTH HITLER CLARIFICATION from the White House??— Susan Simpson (@TheViewFromLL2) April 11, 2017
Who is Ashad 🙈 President Ashad of Ashadistan pic.twitter.com/FgRp2Jk1BF— طارق (@tarek_oo7) April 11, 2017
Spicer literally just threw himself on the mercy of Wolf Blitzer. Don't think I've ever seen a White House press secretary brought that low.— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) April 11, 2017
And then Wolf stuck the knife in, hitting Spicer on his mispronunciation of Bashar El-Assad. (Spicer says "Ashad"...)— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) April 11, 2017
24 hour news would is more entertaining if you just read the bottom of the screen... pic.twitter.com/TS6Gt4ipvE— Eric Magette (@mistermagette) April 11, 2017
How does Sean Spicer chew all that gum with his foot constantly in his mouth?#HolocaustCenters— Erik Bransteen (@erikbransteen) April 12, 2017
Most important point about Spicer's Holocaust comments is that he views Jews as "others," not Germany's "own people." Classic anti-semitism.— Sharona Coutts (@sharonacoutts) April 12, 2017