A different day, a different Sean Spicer travesty.
ICYMI: Sean Spicer's briefing today went a little like this: pic.twitter.com/VTa4qVOzNy
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) April 11, 2017
In a press conference Tuesday, the White House spokesperson claimed that Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons” in an attempt to justify the U.S. retaliation against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for chemical attacks. Then, in an effort, to defend his statements, Spicer called concentration camps “Holocaust centers.” On cue, Twitter had some words for him.
There was disbelief:
Trump spox Sean Spicer just said even Hitler did not use chemical weapons.
Maybe not in the battlefield — but … gas chambers?
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) April 11, 2017
Sean Spicer logic– Hitler is somehow better b/c he didn't kill his own people? Are German Jews not his own people? Do they not count???
— Dani Bostick (@danibostick) April 11, 2017
Sean Spicer REALLY maintained that Assad is worse than Hitler, because Hitler used "Holocaust Centers" to gas people, not chem attacks.
— Eric Schmeltzer (@JustSchmeltzer) April 11, 2017
So Sean Spicer just said "Even Hitler didn't use chemical weapons" Might want to fact check that one #HappyPassover
— David Brody (@David_Brody) April 11, 2017
Sean Spicer's comments make me physically ill. We've gone so far beyond any normal bounds of what public officials can get away with saying.
— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) April 11, 2017
.@AshleyRParker responding live to the Spicer stuff today pic.twitter.com/RCOG4Z2Crp
— Justin Green (@JGreenDC) April 11, 2017
Others commented with satire, perhaps a laugh to keep from crying moment.
Trump: Hitler never even used chemical weapons.
Sean Spicer: Sir?
Trump: Bannon said it's true!
Sean Spicer: Of course! You're my Führer!
— Bill Madden (@activist360) April 11, 2017
Sean Spicer: "Even Hitler didn't use chemical weapons — *on* the battlefield! He had the common decency to round people up first." pic.twitter.com/uPsDWaBHUH
— Matt Lipton (@mattliptoncomic) April 11, 2017
BREAKING: Following 'Holocaust Centers' comment, Sean Spicer named Public Relations Chief for United Airlines and Pepsi
— Thomas Vought (@TomVought) April 11, 2017
Pepsi: That was the biggest PR blunder of the week, year maybe.
United: Hold my beer.
Sean Spicer: LEEEEEEEEEERROOOOOOOY JEEEENNNNNNKINS!
— Lance Bradley (@Lance_Bradley) April 11, 2017
They hired Sean Spicer to professionally take Ls for the team.
— Sángo (@SangoBeats) April 11, 2017
While others couldn’t get past the “Holocaust centers” categorization.
"Holocaust Centers." They're like community centers, but with more genocide.
— KathrynVaughnArtlip (@VaughnArtlip) April 11, 2017
the exact moment sean said "holocaust centers" pic.twitter.com/qcJRg71d9f
— David Mack (@davidmackau) April 11, 2017
Spicer yesterday: Not for POTUS to say whether Assad is a war criminal
Spicer today: Assad worse than Hitler and his holocaust centers
— Tim Mak (@timkmak) April 11, 2017
As a rule of thumb:
Hey Sean Spicer, next time you compare someone to Hitler, make sure your not making Hitler the "reasonable" guy
— Mike Day
And in an attempt to reach for anything positive in the situation, one Twitter user reminds us that no matter how bad a day you’re having, Sean Spicer’s is much, much worse.
There’s regular bad days at work.
And then there’s Sean Spicer level bad days at work. pic.twitter.com/OqmT1WIpXR
— Talia (@2020fight) April 11, 2017