White house spokesman Sean Spicer was in an awkward position, saying at a briefing for journalists in the context of the accusations of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad in carrying out the chemical attack that even the Fuhrer of the Nazi Reich, Adolf Hitler did not descend to such baseness as the use of chemical weapons. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
After the briefing, journalists tried to clarify whether in a course Spicer that Nazi Germany used gas chambers. On this, the press Secretary answered that he was aware of, but Hitler not used chemical weapons in the cities. The Spicer tried to explain to reporters, saying that Hitler did not use chemical weapons against its people “the same way”, as it allegedly does Assad.
“I’m not trying to diminish the horrific nature of the Holocaust. I tried to draw the dividing line between the tactics of aircraft in order to drop chemical weapons on settlements. Any attack against innocent people is unacceptable,” said Spicer.
After that, the minority leader of the Democratic party in the house of representatives, Nancy Pelosi demanded to dismiss Spicer for an unsuccessful comparison of Assad to Hitler.
“Sean Spicer should be dismissed and President of the trump must immediately dissociate myself from the statements of its representative,” said Pelosi. “Either he was speaking on behalf of the President, or the President is not supposed to hire him,” she added.
Spicer later apologized for the unfortunate comparison of Assad to Hitler. According to the Associated Press, he called the statement “insensitive”.
Washington has accused Damascus in the use of toxic substances during the air attack in the Syrian province of Idlib on 4 April, which killed dozens of people. The Syrian authorities deny these allegations. In the night of Friday, April 7, U.S. President Donald trump has struck cruise missiles on the airfield shirt, which is used by Syrian government forces.