"I let the president down", Spicer said, adding that the damage was especially unfortunate because "it's a very holy week for the Christian people and the Jewish people". While Spicer has already apologized again and again for his mishap, Congressman Kevin Cramer (R-ND) appears to be doubling down on Spicer's statement, according to CNN.
Spicer later apologised and said he should not have made the comparison. "I think what he was saying is that Hitler didn't take chemical weapons out in a battle-like form and do what Assad did with these children". "There was not... He brought them into the Holocaust center I understand that".
The Anti-Defamation League responded by sending Spicer a letter that offered to teach him and other White House staffers about the atrocities of World War II.
"Someone as despicable as Hitler, who didn't even sink to the using chemical weapons", said Spicer. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for Spicer's dismissal.
Spicer said that he knew Hitler had used gas chambers during the holocaust and clarified that he should "stayed focused" on Syria and Assad's brutality. "It's a holy week for both the Jewish people and the Christian people and this is not-to make a gaffe and a mistake like this is inexcusable and reprehensible".More news: Japan and Australia to deepen ties amid North Korea tension
"But if I'm President Trump, I'm like, well Jesus Christ, we're a laughingstock", Stern said.
Spicer's comments drew stunned looks from reporters, and the mouth of one White House press aide seemed to fall open in a half gasp as he spoke. The spokesperson suggested that even Adolf Hitler had not used the kind of chemical weapons that Assad had. A White House spokesman said later that "nothing has changed in our posture" and the president retains the option to act if it's in the national interest.
Perino was certainly sympathetic to Spicer and she told him, "I do think you're a little harder on yourself than you need to be".
"On Passover, no less, Sean Spicer has engaged in Holocaust denial, the most offensive form of fake news imaginable, by denying Hitler gassed millions of Jews to death", said Executive Director of center Steven Goldstein in a staement.