Jimmy Kimmel Tears into Spicer's Astounding Holocaust Gaffe
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is in hot water again after making an extremely controversial comparison between Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and Syria’s Bashar al-Assad during his press briefing Tuesday.
“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," Spicer announced.
Hours later, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel weighed in on the widely condemned statement, nearly empathizing with the press secretary who appears to be on his way out.
"You can almost hear the voices inside his head," Kimmel remarked, before replaying the clip with a pitch-perfect voiceover.
"Oh, no," Kimmel/Spicer mutters internally. "Did I just defend Hitler? I think I did. Why even do that, why bring up the Holocaust? At Press Secretary School the number-one rule is, never defend Hitler."
“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," Spicer had said in an attempt to clarify his comment.