N.D. congressman: Spicer comments 'not without some validity'

White House spokesman Sean Spicer under fire for Hitler comments

White House spokesman Sean Spicer under fire for Hitler comments

The White House press secretary has drawn fierce criticism and calls for his dismissal after suggesting Adolf Hitler, who gassed millions of Jews in the Holocaust, did not use chemical weapons.

Mr Spicer issued an apology for his remarks about Hitler and Assad on CNN shortly after the initial comments.

"He actually got him to look not so bad for using chemical weapons on his own people because the discussion became, Sean Spicer, how could you not know that Hitler marched his own people - Jews, gypsies, homosexuals. he marched them into concentration camps and turned on what is in fact chemical gas", Stern said. Speaking to MSNBC's Greta Van Susteren at Washington D.C.'s Newseum, Spicer concluded, "my bad ..."

Sean Spicer is now being ripped apart for statements he made while comparing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Adolf Hitler.

During his daily press briefing at the White House, Mr Spicer directly compared the leader of the Nazi Party with Mr Assad: "We didn't use chemical weapons in world war two".

"Any comparison of current situations with the crimes of National Socialism leads to nothing good", the spokesman, Steffen Seibert, told reporters.

"And frankly I mistakenly used an inappropriate and insensitive comment about the Holocaust and there is no comparison".

Cramer replied, "It's a factual statement". "Moreover, they are liable to strengthen the hands of those whose goal is to distort history", it said.

"In no way was I trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust", Spicer said.

"[Hitler] brought them into the Holocaust center".

But this is not the first week in which Spicer's credibility has come under withering scrutiny.

"Sean Spicer must be fired, and the president must immediately disavow his spokesman's statements", top congressional Democrat Nancy Pelosi said.

Apologising for his comments, Mr Spicer said he had learned to "think before you speak".

The American Jewish Committee also denounced the comments, saying it was "astonished".

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