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>> Hey guys!>> White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday not letting the sun go down before apologizing. For bringing Adolf Hitler into the issue of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad suspected use of chemical weapons.>> We didn't use chemical weapons in World War II. You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons.
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>> The problem, Hitler did use chemicals to kill millions of Jews in gas chambers. One reporter at the briefing giving Spicer a chance to clarify. During further comments on the April 4th attack in Syri, that killed 87 people with what experts said was sarin gas.>> What did you mean by that?
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>> I think when you come to sarin gas, he was not using the gas on his people the same way that Assad is doing, I understand your point. Thank you, I appreciate that, there was not in he brought them into the Holocaust center, I understand that. What I'm saying in the way that Assad used them where he went into towns and dropped them down into the middle of towns.
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So the use of it and I appreciate the clarification there, that was not the intent.>> The gaff quickly becoming a top trending topic on Twitter where users both condemned and derided the comments. Some users saying it took some pressure off of United Airlines. Also a trending topic, Holocaust Centers which Spicer seemingly used to refer to Nazi death camps.
00:01:34
That phrase garnering the most mockery on Twitter. But the backlash wasn't limited to social media. Representative Nancy Pelosi issued a statement demanding Spicer be fired. The White House spokesman taking the unusual step of going on CNN to offer a length apology for the remarks. Saying quote, we all, hopefully, have a bit of forgiveness in us.