Sean Spicer will soon be but a footnote in history on one of the darkest stains to ever grace the office of President of the United States. He has certainly made blunders throughout his short tenure as Press Secretary gleaned many a humorous moment in Presidential history as well as some that left us cringing.
From the moment the nation was introduced to Sean Spicer, we knew it would be a bumpy ride. It was the inauguration crowd size argument that first showed Americans the lengths to which those serving Trump are willing to go. Sean Spicer stood up in front of millions of Americans and pointedly lied to people who know better.
“…Photographs of the inaugural proceedings were intentionally framed in a way, in one particular tweet, to minimize the enormous support that had gathered on the National Mall,” Spicer stated. He went on to make claims of crowd sizes in particular areas of the National Mall that were simply unfounded. All in all, Sean Spicer earned a coveted “Four Pinocchios” from the fact checkers at The Washington Post for his inauguration crowd debacle.
Regardless of Spicer’s inauguration buffoonery, it is nowhere near as horrid as his gaffe in regards to sarin gas used in Syria.
In April, a horrifying attack took place in which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attacked a town in the Idlib province of Northern Syria using Sarin gas. Sean Spicer’s Holocaust remarks concerning the weaponizing of chemicals was probably the worst thing he could have said.
“I think when you come to sarin gas, [Hitler] was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing,” Sean Spicer told a room full of astonished reporters. He then made reference to “Holocaust Centers” and seemed to have a look on his face that begged the question: “Just what the hell have I done to myself?”
Sean Spicer did make the rounds on just about every major news network to apologize profusely for his statements. Alas, the remarks made are yet another blemish on Spicer’s record.
Reporters at the White House were seemingly baffled at the yarns Sean Spicer would spin in defense of Donald Trump, and our friends at Vice thought it would be perfect to compile those reactions all in one place for our enjoyment. Check out the video and enjoy the good — if at times awkward — laugh.
We won't forget what it was like to listen to his press conferences pic.twitter.com/pSKuxDA6kv
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