Sean Spicer “Hitler Didn’t Use Chemical Weapons”

This administration gets more stupid by the minute. WTF was Zyklon B then? A health tonic?

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday again found himself in hot water, after ham-handedly claiming that Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons, seemingly minimizing the atrocities of the Holocaust.

The statement immediately drew fire from Democrats, Jewish groups and Holocaust memorial institutions, who expressed dismay that Spicer would downplay Hitler’s actions by comparing them to the gas attacks allegedly ordered up by Syrian president Bashar Assad and by appearing to refer to concentration camps as a “Holocaust center.”

“We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II,” Spicer told reporters at the afternoon’s press briefing, as he criticized the Russian government for its support of Assad. “Someone who is despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons. You have to, if you’re Russia, ask yourself, is this a country that you, and a regime that you want to align yourself with?”

In fact, Hitler’s Nazi Germany did use chemical weapons. Many of the Jews who died in the Holocaust were killed in gas chambers using Zyklon B and other poisons. And sarin gas, the weapon believed to have been used by Assad’s regime, was first created and weaponized by Nazi scientists in 1938