Sean Spicer, the soon-to-be former White House Press Secretary, gave himself one more rope to hang himself by as he stated yesterday that Hitler never used chemical weapons on his own people:
From the New York Times:
“We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II,” Mr. Spicer said. “You know, you had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”
He continued, “So you have to, if you are Russia, ask yourself: Is this a country and a regime that you want to align yourself with?”
A quick google search will point you to the Snopes website which has this little diddy using research from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:
According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Hitler’s regime started using poisonous gases against Germans in 1939, with mental patients being the first people put to death through the use of carbon monoxide gas under a practice the Nazis referred to as “euthanasia.”
Starting in December 1941, this method of killing expanded through the use of “gas vans” employing engine exhaust as well as carbon monoxide and crystalline hydrogen cyanide (a.k.a. Zyklon B) in concentration camps such as Auschwitz-Birkenau, Belzec, and Treblinka, among others. The museum states on its website that “Under SS management, the Germans and their collaborators murdered more than three million Jews in the killing centers alone. Only a small fraction of those imprisoned in Nazi camps survived.”
I hate to be typical with my response, but let’s be real; If a black man stood up there and said the same thing, he would be ghost within a half of a second. Due to his white privilege, and the fact that Trump is too slow with the replacement of Spicer, we will see Spicer for a few more weeks in the hopes that maybe we will forget about all this.
Nah, not going to happen; no way in the world can America un-remember someone as memorable as Sean Spicer. Then again, Donald Trump hires people to control the press and to control the message no matter how stupid the message is. I’m sure the next thing Spicer will state if asked about NASA is that it’s a fake organization whose accomplishments were created by Hollywood film makers.
When we ask Spicer for proof on that, he will point to his own research which consist of a lone Tumblr feed.