Here’s the moment.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 11, 2017
Press Secretary Sean Spicer has enjoyed a blissfully uneventful few days with relatively quiet and/or closed press briefings, but you knew it wouldn’t last.
On Tuesday, Old Spicey came back in a major way while discussing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical attack on his own people. The main comparison (plus the below “clarification”) he made was an awkward one at best because — yes — Spicer referenced Adolf Hitler. Not only that, but Spicer attempted to explain that Assad was worse than Hitler while erroneously claiming, “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”
At that point, the MSNBC chyron went into swift fact-checking mode to state, “HITLER GASSED MILLIONS.” Kyle Griffin quickly tweeted the goods: