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Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:00 PM

 

Spicer Says Hitler Didnt Use Chemical Weapons 'In The Way Assad Used Them' (VIDEO)

Source: TPM

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that not even Adolf Hitler used chemical weapons. The remark was striking given the German ruler's infamous legacy of killing millions of Jews, many in gas chambers.

During his daily press briefing Tuesday, Spicer was asked why he thought Russia would drop its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad after an alleged poison gas attack last week, despite the decades-long relationship between the two nations.

“I think a couple things. You look — we didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II,” Spicer began. “You had a — someone as despicable as Hitler, who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons. So you have to, if you're Russia, ask yourself, is this a country that you — and a regime that you want to align yourself with?”

In fact, Hitler killed millions of innocent civilians, including German Jews, during World War II using poisons like Zyklon-B and carbon monoxide in concentration camps.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/spicer-says-hitler-didnt-use-poison-gas



This White House is just freaking nuts. They have to go.

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Reply Spicer Says Hitler Didnt Use Chemical Weapons 'In The Way Assad Used Them' (VIDEO) (Original post)
Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 OP
skylucy Apr 2017 #1
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2017 #53
JenniferJuniper Apr 2017 #2
Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #4
Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #3
mountain grammy Apr 2017 #5
Madam Mossfern Apr 2017 #11
JenniferJuniper Apr 2017 #12
Leghorn21 Apr 2017 #21
karynnj Apr 2017 #22
Solly Mack Apr 2017 #23
George II Apr 2017 #29
a kennedy Apr 2017 #6
George II Apr 2017 #30
a kennedy Apr 2017 #38
Alice11111 Apr 2017 #7
louis-t Apr 2017 #8
DesertRat Apr 2017 #9
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2017 #46
DesertRat Apr 2017 #48
Dopers_Greed Apr 2017 #10
6000eliot Apr 2017 #13
JenniferJuniper Apr 2017 #16
6000eliot Apr 2017 #35
TomCADem Apr 2017 #14
Iggo Apr 2017 #15
KingCharlemagne Apr 2017 #49
Botany Apr 2017 #17
Kber Apr 2017 #18
dalton99a Apr 2017 #19
Tommy_Carcetti Apr 2017 #20
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2017 #47
KingCharlemagne Apr 2017 #50
muntrv Apr 2017 #24
Goprox Apr 2017 #25
Charles Bukowski Apr 2017 #26
grantcart Apr 2017 #27
truthisfreedom Apr 2017 #32
grantcart Apr 2017 #37
renate Apr 2017 #42
KingCharlemagne Apr 2017 #51
Javaman Apr 2017 #28
kimbutgar Apr 2017 #31
Thor_MN Apr 2017 #45
jberryhill Apr 2017 #33
Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #34
chelsea0011 Apr 2017 #39
cannabis_flower Apr 2017 #41
Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #44
lucca18 Apr 2017 #36
Pathwalker Apr 2017 #40
Stuart G Apr 2017 #43
Mz Pip Apr 2017 #52
jmowreader Apr 2017 #54
Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #55

Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:03 PM

1. Wow. I don't think Spicer knows basic world history. The stupidity of

Trump and his Trumpeters is truly amazing.

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Response to skylucy (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 01:12 PM

53. He went to private schools, private college as well.

He joined the Naval reserves as a public affairs officer; he currently holds the rank of commander.

In 2012, he received a master's degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College.
Wiki


so I cannot believe he missed the history of the Holocaust, hell, it was on a thousand PBS and the History Channel shows for years.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:04 PM

2. Is Sphincter a Holocaust denier?

I mean, no one past the age of 12 could be this clueless...

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:05 PM

4. you gotta wonder, he issued a clarification later but that he seemed so clueless is stunning

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:04 PM

3. "he brought them into the Holocaust centers"... WTF???

 

Asked to clarify his comment later in the briefing, Spicer said, "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 Assad is doing.”

“There was not — he brought them into the Holocaust centers, I understand that," he added. "But I’m saying that in the way Assad used them, where he went into towns, dropped them down to innocent — into the middle of towns. It was brought — the use of it. And I appreciate the clarification there, that was not the intent.”

Spicer later said in a statement: "In no way was I trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust, however, I was trying to draw a contrast of the tactic of using airplanes to drop chemical weapons on innocent people."



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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:06 PM

5. Holocaust centers?

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:08 PM

11. "Holocaust Centers"

Is that something like a shopping center?
He doesn't know that they were "camps?"

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:08 PM

12. "Drawing a contrast"???

Planes vs. showers? Innocent people vs Jews, Gypsies, and gays?

Keep going Seanie.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:24 PM

21. "- he brought them into the Holocaust centers, I understand that" - no, I don't think ya do, Spicer.

I don't - aw, forget it. I'm out of words.
"Treblinka Holocaust Center"
"Sobibor Holocaust Center"
wtff

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:38 PM

22. He made it worse "innocent people" as opposed to those taken to the "holocaust centers"???

What about Jared's family members? Were they not innocent?

If Ivanka is all powerful, how is he not gone. Could it be no one else is willing to be Trump's spokesperson. In this case, this is one of the few times where is trouble is not trying to defend something indefensible that Trump did --- BOTH comments are just on him. He should already have been fired for embarrassing a WH more than any previous WH spokesman ever did.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:42 PM

23. I won't type what I'm thinking. "Holocaust Centers"???????????

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 04:11 PM

29. Spicey, when you find yourself in a hole you dug yourself, stop digging.

Unbelievable that he called concentration camps where several million people died "holocaust centers"!

That's like calling a state's gas chamber an "eternal sleep center"!

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:06 PM

6. AND can he please STOP saying Assiat?? for Assad

drives me nuts.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 04:12 PM

30. I think he's talking about trump and slightly mispronouncing "asshat".

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Response to George II (Reply #30)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 04:36 PM

38. Ha ha.......eom

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:06 PM

7. He is the dumbest press secretary ever, and he has some competition.

I can't tell the difference in him and Melissa McCarthy's parady of him.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:06 PM

8. Why do they even try?

Can't someone instruct him to a proper response when someone brings up Hitler?

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:07 PM

9. He tried to clarify by saying "he brought them into the Holocaust centers"

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 07:35 PM

46. Oh my sweet Jeebus....

I had heard around Twitter something about Holocaust centers, but could not believe it, I thought someone was exaggerating.
until your clip.

what the hell do Jared and Ivanka think of their anti-semantic father?
surely someone had to clue him in as to how bad this is?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #46)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 09:31 PM

48. Spicer has to go!

Each time he tried to clarify and "apologize", he made it worse!

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:08 PM

10. Every time these idiots have a microphone, they use like as a shovel

To dig themselves into a deeper hole

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:09 PM

13. You can never go wrong defending Hitler.

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Response to 6000eliot (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:15 PM

16. Reminds me of an old song


I like Hitler, Jolly Jolly Hitler
I like Hitler and Mussolini too

I like Franco in Spain
And I'll have to maintain
That Batista was
Really quite all right

Trujillo was my man
Henry Ford would understand
What this country
really needs is apartheid

Loyally we Birch along
Birch along, Birch along
Loyaly we Birch along
Back to the good old days

God save the king

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 04:33 PM

35. Excellent!

And sad.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:12 PM

14. Wow. Watching Too Much Neo-Nazi Propaganda?

The racism, anti-semitism and stupidity are breathtaking.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:13 PM

15. "Innocent people" as opposed to...???

Jesus fucking christ, this guy!

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Response to Iggo (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 08:32 AM

49. Spicer's unspoken reprehensible thought is this: Assad used chemical weapons on

 

innocent people. Yeah, Hitler may have used chemical weapons but . . . not on innocent people.

News flash: Hitler was worse than Assad. Hitler was worse than Saddam Hussein. Hitler was worse than Stalin. Maybe, just maybe, Pol Pot was as bad as Hitler. But there is no way possible to rehabilitate the historical Hitler, imo. 80 million "innocents" died in World War II.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:16 PM

17. The Hitler Rule

Hitler Rule
The law that states that all persons comparing their opponents in an argument or debate to the infamous Nazi tyrant Adolf Hitler (or the Nazi party) is a tool, jerk, douche, etc. This person immediately forfeits the argument.


http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Hitler%20Rule

*****

Just how strong is the neo nazi influence in the Trump White House?

"Holocaust Centers"

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:17 PM

18. So fucked up on so many levels

Happy Passover

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:20 PM

19. Heck, Hitler loved gas chambers so much he even had a mobile version:




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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:24 PM

20. I've got about 3 million reasons why you're horrifically wrong there, Spicey.

Absolute idiot.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #20)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 07:40 PM

47. Where the hell was United when we seriously needed someone to drag him out of the room?? n/t

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #47)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 08:33 AM

50. Hands down thread winner! Sincere hat tip! - nt

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:44 PM

24. Sean, google IG Farben!

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:49 PM

25. Hitler had gas chambers and ovens

 

He doesn't feel that chemical weapons were cruel. Spicer is a moron.

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Response to Goprox (Reply #25)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 03:56 PM

26. Yeah, but Hitler only used them on Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, etc.

 

He wasn't dropping them on actual innocent people like Assad.

Happy Jews Killed Jesus Sunday, Merica!!! Wink Wink!



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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 04:01 PM

27. How much you want to bet that he was trying to use something Bannon told him to say.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #27)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 04:21 PM

32. Entirely possible, but Spicer has proven himself quite capable of incredible feats of foot-eating.

Here's a fun quote:

"Never thought I would say this, but Sean Spicer should go back to talking about crowd size at the inauguration," added Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, a dig referencing the press secretary's rocky introduction to the White House press corps.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #32)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 04:36 PM

37. Mattis just said "Even Hitler never used chemical weapons on the battlefield"

Last edited Tue Apr 11, 2017, 05:47 PM - Edit history (1)

I am guessing that Bannon put out a memo with a talking point and Spicer mashed it up.

btw using "Hitler" in comparison with Russia is almost, not quite but almost, as bad as using Hitler in a comparison with Israel or Germany

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Response to grantcart (Reply #37)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 04:50 PM

42. I bet you're right

I feel weird defending Sean Spicer but it's hard to imagine that he decided to freelance a defense of Adolf Hitler on his own initiative.

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Response to renate (Reply #42)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 08:37 AM

51. I was having flashbacks to 2002-03, when Bush Regime goombahs tried to

 

insinuate that Saddam Hussein was as bad as, or even worse than, Hitler.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 04:01 PM

28. HOLY SHIT! This guy, yeah this guy spicer IS the definition of a fucking moron.

on another site I stated, "it's as if they gave the job of press secretary to the drunk guy at the end of the bar".

No, I was wrong, they gave the job to the guy out in the gutter face down in his own puke.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 04:15 PM

31. Does he not know about the gas chambers?

The stupid in him hurts my intelligence that he represents the chump adminstration.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #31)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 06:51 PM

45. Their narrative is that the Tomahawk attack had to be done. It wasn't a distraction from Russia.

 

It was a highly successful mission against >someone worse than Hitler.<

Except that it didn't, it was, it was a failure, and they are both bad.

Hitler probably wins at being worst based on volume, but that's splitting hairs and doesn't fit their narrative.

Back to the point, did Russia help Trump win? (How could people that are such colossal fuckups win without help?)

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 04:21 PM

33. I guess to him it's like telling a joke - it's all in the way you do it

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #34)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 04:38 PM

39. He shouldn't be Press Secretary one more second...

the fact that trump hasn't already fired his ass says all you need to know how fucked up this administration is.

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Response to chelsea0011 (Reply #39)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 04:47 PM

41. But who else ..

could they get to do the 'splainin' for Trump?

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Response to chelsea0011 (Reply #39)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 05:15 PM

44. yes... the big question though is-- do we want someone more or less bumbling than Spicer

 

presenting the Trump White House to the world? I'm not sure we want someone who's a smarter liar. But OTOH, they do represent the USA.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 04:36 PM

36. Despicable, Deplorable & Offensive

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 04:40 PM

40. Needed to restore his street cred with thhe alt-right, after

they got pissed over the Syria strike. This wasn't a gaffe - it was done with malice aforethought. Like FDR said: "Nothing happens in politics by mistake."

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 04:53 PM

43. I thought Tillerson was stupid and dumb...Well this is a new low, or high in dumbness

...................................................................................................

what an incredible show of stupid..stupid..stupid..No, this show is not made up..This statement is all over the news, all over the world..Every country will laugh at how stupid this representative of the U.S.A is

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 08:48 AM

52. Keep digging, Sean.

You're halfway to China already.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 01:50 PM

54. Neither Hitler nor Assad considered their gas targets "my people"

Nor did Saddam consider the Kurds his people. This made the gassings okay in their eyes but not in the eyes of anyone else in the world.

As far as battlefield use of gas...Hitler had a chemical warfare program. The nerve gases Tabun and Sarin were accidentally invented by Bayer chemist Gerard Schroeder...Schroeder was an insecticide chemist, was trying to make a better insecticide, and invented something that killed people as easily as it did bugs. Hitler didn't use chemicals in Germany on the battlefield for three reasons: he didn't want to gas "his people," he was afraid of British retaliation (the Brits invented chemical warfare and had a huge program) and he'd been gassed himself during World War I.

None of which excuses Spicer's clear Godwin's Law violation.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #54)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 03:23 PM

55. yes, good points.

 

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