White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday evening apologized for stating earlier in the day that Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons, even though Hitler killed millions of Jews, many of whom perished in gas chambers.
"I was obviously trying to make a point about the heinous acts that Assad had made against his own people last week, using chemical weapons and gas. Frankly, I mistakenly used an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which frankly there is no comparison," Spicer said on CNN. "And for that, I apologize. It was a mistake to do that."
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