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>> I made a mistake.>> White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday morning apologizing for bringing Adolf Hitler into the issue of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's suspected use of chemical weapons.>> I hope people understand that we all make mistakes.>> Hey, guys.>> The apology capping a rough stretch for Spicer, starting with these comments on Tuesday.
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>> We didn't use chemical weapons in World War II. Someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons.>> Of course, Hitler did use chemical weapons to kill millions of Jews in gas chambers.>> To make a gaff and a mistake like this is inexcusable and reprehensible.
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>> One reporter at the briefing Tuesday giving Spicer a chance to clarify during further comments on the April 4th attack in Syria that killed 87 people with what experts said was sarin gas.>> I think when you come to sarin gas, he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing.
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I understand your point, thank you. Thank you, I appreciate that. He brought them into the Holocaust centers, I understand that. But I'm saying that in the way that Assad used them, where he went into towns, dropped them down into the middle of towns. It was brought, so the use of it, I appreciate the clarification, that was not the intent.
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>> The gaffe quickly becoming a top trending topic on Twitter where users both condemned and derided the comments, one user saying it took some pressure off of United Airlines. Spicer's problems at the podium go back to his very first appearance in January when he drew wide ridicule for using inaccurate facts to argue President Trump's inauguration attendance was the highest ever.
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The backlash wasn't limited to social media though, House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi issued a statement demanding Spicer be fired.