Sean Spicer really stepped in it yesterday with the now infamous gaffe about Hitler not using chemical weapons. After stepping in it, he spent some time dancing around in it too. It wasn’t pretty. Even raving lunatic Alex Jones came down on him. The latest to join the pile on are the Germans.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman says that comparing Nazi war crimes to present-day situations “leads to nothing good” — a reaction to his U.S. counterpart’s remarks about Syrian President Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons.
“Leads to nothing good” is a very charitable way of saying it leads to an embarrassing international sh*t storm.
Spicer apologized on Tuesday for making an “inappropriate and insensitive” comparison.
He had said that Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” Critics noted the remark ignored Hitler’s use of gas chambers to exterminate Jews.
Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said Wednesday that Spicer’s comment “only shows what is in any case the German government’s position — any comparison of current situations with Nazi crimes leads to nothing good.”
People really need to find another way of expressing superlative evil without invoking Hitler.
Sean Spicer also needs to learn to stop digging when he finds himself in a hole.