What did Sean Spicer say about Hitler's use of chemical weapons?



2017-04-12T06:12:04.820Z
2017-04-12T06:12:04.820Z

Sean Spicer. Gage Skidmore

How did President Trump's spokesman say that Hitler didn't use chemical weapons during WW2?

Speaking about the use of chemical weapons by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, Spicer said:

"We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War Two. You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons... 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.”

When a reporter shouted that Jews had been targeted by Hitler, Spicer said:

“Thank you, I appreciate that. There was not in the – he brought them into the Holocaust centres – I understand that. But I’m saying in the way that Assad used them, where he went into towns, dropped them down into the middle of towns... So, the use of it, I appreciate the clarification. That was not the intent.”

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