Spicer Self-Flagelates: “I Screwed Up, I Let The President Down”; Hitler Comments Were “Inexcusable”

What’s happening on the Trump train just keeps getting weirder and weirder.

Sean Spicer’s press conference comment about Hitler was not that important, but Spicer himself is overreacting, like everyone else.

I think I know why.

It’s spelled J – E – W – S.

Shhhh. Don’t tell anyone.

Zerohedge

After what may have been the worst day in Sean Spicer’s PR career as White House press secretary, when he first suggested Adolf Hitler was better than Syria’s Assad because he did not use chemical gas, then quickly followed up by saying that Trump was seeking to “destabilize” the Middle East, on Wednesday Spicer said he let President Trump down, and apologized for his comments.

Spicer said his remark, which he said was meant to shame Syrian leader Bashar Assad for a deadly gas attack, distracted from Trump’s decision to respond with a cruise missile strike and his successful meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

“I made a mistake. There’s no other way to say it. I got into a topic that I shouldn’t have and I screwed up,” Spicer said during an event at a museum in Washington. “I hope I showed that I understand that I did that and that sought people’s forgiveness because I screwed up.”

He admitted that “there’s no comparing atrocities” and said that “I’ve let the President down.”

“Your job as a spokesperson is to help amplify the president’s actions and accomplishments,” a visibly subdued Spicer told interviewer Greta Van Susteren at a Newseum event examining the press in Trump’s first 100 days.

“When you’re distracting from that message of accomplishment, and your job is to be the exact opposite, on a professional level it’s disappointing because I think I’ve let the president down. On both a personal level and a professional level, that will not go down as a very good day in my history,” he added.

A day earlier, Spicer said Hitler did not use chemical weapons during World War II, comparing the Nazi leader to Syrian leader Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons on his own citizens. “There’s no comparing atrocities,” a contrite Spicer said Wednesday. “Of all weeks, this compounds that kind of mistake.”

“It’s painful to myself to know I did something like that.”

Spicer also said the mistake was particularly “really painful” because Trump has enjoyed an “unbelievable” run of good news lately, including his Syrian airstrikes and the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. “From a professional standpoint. the president had a phenomenal couple of weeks. And unbelievable successful couple of weeks” even if some would disagree.

During Tuesday’s press briefing, Spicer said: “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who did not even sink to using chemical weapons.” Later in the briefing, given a chance to walk back his comments, Spicer continued the comparison, claiming that Hitler did not “gas his own people,” and referred to concentration camps as “Holocaust centers.”

His remarks drew harsh criticism and ridicule from politicians on both sides of the aisle and Jewish interest groups. Spicer eventually apologized for his comments

Shock as Sean Spicer Denies the Holocaust During Daily Press Conference

Heads are exploding this afternoon as this post is published.

President Trump’s press secretary, in a misguided effort to demonize Syrian president Bashar Assad, claimed that Hitler didn’t gas his own people.

Actually, that’s true, as Jews were not his people.

The left has taken Spicer’s remark and turned it into a full-blown Holocaust denial narrative.

NBC News

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer came under fire Tuesday after saying that Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons” against his own people like Syrian strong man Bashar Al-Assad.

He later sought to clarify his remarks in three separate statements.

Spicer, speaking from the White House podium at the daily press briefing, said that Hitler, whom he called “despicable,” did not use “the gas on his own people the same way Assad used them.”

The outrage on social media was swift, with reporters and public figures blasting Spicer’s comments — and saying they were particularly offensive coming during the Jewish holiday of Passover.

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect called on President Donald Trump to can Spicer.

“Sean Spicer now lacks the integrity to serve as White House press secretary, and President Trump must fire him at once,” Steven Goldstein, the organization’s executive director, said in a statement.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi echoed those sentiments.

“While Jewish families across America celebrate Passover, the chief spokesman of this White House is downplaying the horror of the Holocaust,” she wrote in a statement. “Sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman’s statements. Either he is speaking for the President, or the President should have known better than to hire him.”

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum used Spicer’s gaffe as a moment to remind of the horrors of the Holocaust.

At the briefing, Spicer pointed out that Assad dropped chemical weapons in the “middle of towns.”

U.S. officials said the Assad regime used Sarin in strikes on the Syrian people in a deadly attack last week that prompted U.S. military strikes in retaliation.

Nazis murdered Jews in gas chambers during the Holocaust by the millions with the use of chemical gas agents like Zyklon B.

Spicer acknowledged that Hitler did bring gas “into the Holocaust centers…I understand that.”

He later sought to clarify his remarks in multiple statements and said he was not trying to diminish the Holocaust.

“In no way was I trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust,” Spicer said in his third attempt at clarification. “I was trying to draw a distinction of the tactic of using airplanes to drop chemical weapons on population centers. Any attack on innocent people is reprehensible and inexcusable.”

Leftist Twitter is dominating the conversation as usual:

UPDATED WITH THIS RAMZPAUL VIDEO DEFENDING SPICER:

Video: Trump Urges Fight Against Hatred, Bigotry, Antisemitism

Muh Jews. I would call this standard politics as usual, disappointing coming from Trump, but not a deal killer.

From the youtube information box:

Published on Feb 21, 2017

President Donald Trump says that he will fight to end bigotry, hatred and anti-Semitism following a series of threats against Jewish community centers across the country. (Feb. 21)

The black woman standing by Trump looks happy.

Here’s an interesting comment, showing the anti-Trump mentality:

So, basically, picking on Jews is wrong…but immigrants, Muslims, women, LGBTs, Latinos, and everyone else is perfect OK? HOLY CRAP! The Amazing Double Standard strikes again! Ironic considering that Jewish Cemetery across the street from that supermarket I sometimes like to hang out at got vandalized yesterday. Apparently some Trumpistas didn’t get the memo.

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Trump Triumphant: Epic Press Conference Puts President in Media’s Lying Faces (Video)

President Donald Trump held a press conference on Thursday.

The media’s ears are still burning.

The first half hour of the presser offers a statement by President Trump that takes the media to the woodshed and beats the Hell out of them.

I’ve only watched part of the rest–up to the hour and 41 minute mark. While taking questions from the press, Trump repeatedly excoriates their “fake news” false narratives.

Soon after I saw that the press was reporting that Trump went on some sort of insane, horrific rant. Watch and see the truth.

If you prefer to read, which is quicker, Rush Limbaugh offers long excerpts and some commentary.

This was an amazing rebuke of the absolute nonsense that the press invents to suit its ends.

You might say that the (((press))) experienced a Holocaust today.

God Emperor Trump Scores with Greatest Presser of All Time

Although I didn’t watch the entire Trump press conference, which just concluded a few minutes ago, I did see a good part of it.

Trump was cool but firm and in charge.

Liberals at Twitter have gone insane with their hatred of Trump, as evidenced by #trumppressconference.

The hundreds, if not thousands of negative comments by liberals are both unintelligent and indicative of some sort of mental disturbance.

Mediaite

During President-elect Donald Trump’s press conference today, Trump took aim at “fake news” regarding the release of an unverified dossier by Buzzfeed, calling them a “failing piece of garbage.” Following that, he ended up getting into an argument with a CNN reporter, who he also called out during the presser over their report on a two-page synopsis they claim was presented to Trump.

With Trump looking to call on other reporters, Jim Acosta yelled out, “Since you are attacking us, can you give us a question?”

“Not you,” Trump said. “Your organization is terrible!”

Acosta pressed on, “You are attacking our news organization, can you give us a chance to ask a question, sir?” Trump countered by telling him “don’t be rude.”

“I’m not going to give you a question,” Trump responded. “I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news!”

Watch the full presser here:

The president-elect approaches the podium at approximately 18 minutes and 20 seconds into the video.

Monkey President Tells Trump to Abandon His Deplorables and Become Obama Lite

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Sky News

Barack Obama says he “absolutely” has concerns about a Donald Trump presidency, in his first news conference since the US election.

And he advised Mr Trump to change some aspects of his behaviour.

“I think what will happen with the President-elect is that there are going to be certain elements of his temperament that will not serve him well unless he recognises them and corrects them,” he said.

During their face to face meeting on Thursday, he said he offered Mr Trump “honest advice” and highlighted the importance of finding trusted aides for the White House.

“We had a very cordial conversation,” he said. “Do I have concerns? Absolutely.”

Mr Obama told Mr Trump he must reach out to voters who did not support him.

He told journalists he thinks Mr Trump will try to “send some signals of unity” to people who were alienated by what was a ferocious campaign.

And he urged the President-elect “to reach out to minority groups or women or others that were concerned about the tenor of the campaign”.

Mr Obama said the job of President was a big challenge, and the Presidency was bigger than one person.

But he promised that he and his team will do all they can to help make the transition peaceful and smooth.

Mr Trump needed to be given the “rope and space” for a “reset”, he said, reflecting on his own arrival in the White House during the economic crisis.

He said Mr Trump will have more “time and space” than he had to make “judicious decisions”.

Mr Obama said that immigration was good for the American economy if it was orderly and lawful, and he would urge Mr Trump to think “long and hard” before he cracks down on young undocumented immigrants.

He refused to comment about Mr Trump’s first senior appointments, including naming Stephen Bannon as the chief strategist of his administration.

Following Hillary Clinton’s defeat, Mr Obama said Democrats must accept the result, compete everywhere and show up everywhere.

He is about to leave for his last foreign trip, a week-long tour to Greece, Germany and Peru.

Mr Obama said he would be reassuring America’s allies that Mr Trump supports NATO, despite comments made during the campaign that he wanted other countries to pay more towards it.

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Viewers of Assange Press Conference Hoping for Hillary Bombshell Left Holding the Bag

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Those of us who were awake and watching the much publicized Wikileaks 10th anniversary press conference this morning at 2 A.M. were left disappointed.

Everyone expected a big bombshell to be shoved up Hillary Clinton’s ample bottom. Instead, we got nothing but vague promises that election materials would be released soon.

It’s hard to figure out Julian Assange.

RT.com

WikiLeaks will release documents on the US presidential elections before November 8, the group’s founder, Julian Assange, said in an eagerly anticipated address via videolink at the Volksbuhne Theater in Berlin to mark WikiLeaks’ 10th anniversary.
WikiLeaks hopes to be publishing documents “every week for the next 10 weeks,” Assange said.

He also denied that any of WikiLeaks’ publications are aimed at damaging the image of US presidential candidate Hilary Clinton, saying that some of his statements in this regard had been misquoted.

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