White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer came under fire on Tuesday for saying that “Hitler didn’t sink to using chemical weapons” in reference to the Assad regime’s chemical attack in Syria – then doubling down by saying that Hitler “was not using the gas on his own people the same way Assad is doing.” Spicer continued saying the Nazis only used chemical weapons in “Holocaust centers,” evidently referring to death camps.
Social media immediately reacted in uproar and incredulity to Spicer’s remarks, with “Sean Spicer” and “Holocaust Centers” both instantly becoming trending topics on Twitter. Plenty noted that recently embattled companied like United Airlines and Pepsi must be breathing a sigh of relief thanks to Spicer’s gaffe.
Spicer is right. Hitler didn't use gas on his own people. He used it on 6 million of mine.— jeffpearlman (@jeffpearlman) April 11, 2017
Pepsi, United and Spicer are an economic stimulus package for the PR industry— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) April 11, 2017
whom could have predicted that Spicer talking extemporaneously about Hitler would have turned out thusly— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 11, 2017
To recap: Sean Spicer, given a chance to remedy his Hitler comment, says Hitler didn't use gas on his own people like Assad did. pic.twitter.com/VIKm1KvXW5— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) April 11, 2017
All we need now are the tweets that tie together Spicer, Pepsi, United and the nugget guy.— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) April 11, 2017
United: We are completely screwed.— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) April 11, 2017
Spicer: Reporting for duty.
Pepsi: It's all good.
Sean Spicer: I can take away all the bad headlines, United.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) April 11, 2017
United: Hold my beer. https://t.co/OZSqgu0ZjF
<<Kushner bursts into Spicer's office, where he finds Bannon and Spicer huddled over Spicer's iPhone workshopping responses...>>— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 11, 2017
Sean Spicer is not a Holocaust denier or an anti-Semite or anything sinister. What he is is a blithering idiot.— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) April 11, 2017
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