Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”
Happy Hanukkah! Mother Jones is celebrating this year’s festival of lights with a festival of slights. Specifically, President Donald Trump’s slights toward the Jewish people.
At this point, you might be so used to the relatively articulate presence of White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders that the gaffe-filled tenure of Sean Spicer seems like a distant memory.
As the Trump administration’s original choice to lead its high-profile press briefings, Spicer’s first outing was marked by an absurd debate over how many people had attended the president’s inauguration, setting the stage for previously unthinkable clashes between the podium and the press.
One came on April 11, after Spicer suggested that Russia’s patience with its ally Bashar al-Assad might be wearing thin after the Syrian dictator had deployed chemical weapons. “Someone as despicable as Hitler,” Spicer explained, “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”
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