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Sean Spicer Completely Shit the Bed Today

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

I was going to say I had something more important to write about, but this is important.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer did something amazing today. He kind of, sort of defended Adolph Hitler and knowingly or unknowingly engaged in Holocaust denial.

In justifying the Trump regime's actions in Syria, Spicer said Assad is worse than Hitler because Hitler didn't use chemical weapons against "his own people."

Of course Hitler did use gas against millions of Jews, minorities, gay people, and the disabled. Moreover, Nazi scientists created the Sarin gas that Assad used last week.

Is Sean Spicer simply an uninformed moron, or was this actually Holocaust denial? The fact that we even have to ask the question is astonishing and even if you accept that he didn't intend to deny the Holocaust, this man has no business speaking for the United States government.

And assuming this was simply an innocent gaffe (I don't), it doesn't make much sense, does it?

If you believe that Assad is worse than Hitler, as Sean Spicer says, why haven't we done anything about it? The missile strike ordered by Trump last week did not even slow Assad's forces down. They resumed use of their airfield less than 24 hours later.

Spicer has issued several (current count is 5 as of this writing) "clarifications" of his remarks that only made it worse.

  • muselet

    Damn, I hope Sean Spicer doesn’t shoot himself in the foot again. He might chip a tooth. *rimshot*

    (I vote “uninformed moron.”)

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    Given that this is the Trump administration we’re talking about I suppose Holocaust denial is a possibility. I think it’s probably more likely that Sean Spicer is simply a moron.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    Hitler was mustard gassed in the trenches in WWI*. Because of the horrific affects he saw first hand, he refused to order its use in battle during WWII. His advisers aggressively pushed the idea, but he refused to back down. As we all well know, however, he had no such reservations about its use on concentration camp victims.

    ——

    *Fun fact: He used to have a big bushy handlebar mustache, but had to cut it to fit under his gas mask, leading to his well-known look.

  • Badgerite
  • Badgerite

    Oh Jesus. So Zyklon B was not a gas? And they did not call them GAS chambers?
    Which they did. Because of course what they did there was ….GAS people, mostly Jews, with poisonous GAS. In the millions. Jesus.

    • ninjaf

      But see…he shipped the people to him FIRST and then gassed them. See? And Assad takes the gas to the people. That’s so much worse!
      /snark