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Posted: April 11, 2017

Spicer comments on Hitler, chemical weapons become Twitter fodder

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WATCH - Spicer "Even Hitler Didn't Use Chemical Weapons"


Spicer comments on Hitler, chemical weapons become Twitter fodder
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer takes reporters' questions during the daily press briefing at the White House March 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Spicer faced questions about President Donald Trump's son-in-law and Senior Advisor to the President for Strategic Planning Jared Kushner volunteering to talk to Congress about his interaction with Russians during the presidential transition. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


White House press secretary Sean Spicer became the talk of social media again after a gaffe during Tuesday’s daily press briefing, multiple media outlets are reporting.

“We didn’t even use chemical weapons in World War II,” Spicer said during the briefing.

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“You had a -- you had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons.” 

ABC News asked him to explain his statement.

“I think when you come to sarin gas, there was no -- he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that (Syrian President Bashar al-Assad) is doing,” Spicer said, referring again to Hitler.

Spicer revised his statement: “He brought them into the Holocaust Center” referring to concentration camps, ABC News reported.

The comments quickly took on a life of their own on social media:

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