Newswire: Sean Spicer apologized for his Hitler comments, so everything’s okay now

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It’s been a particularly harrowing afternoon for the United States, as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer inexplicably decided to bring up Adolf Hitler while talking about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons on civilians last week. In an attempt to illustrate just how bad Assad is, Spicer suggested during a press briefing that not even Hitler sunk so low as to use chemical weapons “on his own people,” and he then referred to Nazi death camps as “Holocaust centers.” Plus, he did this in the middle of Passover. At best, it was pretty much the worst comparison anyone could make and also he made it really really poorly, and at worst, Spicer was literally promoting white supremacist talking points about how the Jewish people that Hitler killed weren’t real Germans and therefore it wasn’t that bad that he killed them.

Basically, ol’ Spicey ...