When another reporter asked him to clarify the comment, Spicer fumbled through an explanation and defense.
"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 said.Sean Spicer clarifies his comments on Hitler and chemical weapons https://t.co/fx9nnPX9vI— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 11, 2017
"But in the way that Assad used them, where he went into towns and dropped them down to innocent into the middle of towns... I appreciate the clarification, that was not the intent," he said.
Then, after the briefing, he released a statement saying he was not "trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust."
Spicer statement: “In no way was I trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust, however...” pic.twitter.com/SiBZfgOZZ7— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) April 11, 2017
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